When you think of backyard barbecues, do you think about Shabbat? If you don’t, I highly recommend that you try it sometime! It’s the perfect way to enter the Shabbat state of mind.
Keeping the menu simple is key to a successful Friday night dinner outside. We love to grill our protein (sometimes salmon or tofu) as well as our veggies together. If you don’t have a grill, my recipe for pulled BBQ jackfruit is a perfect alternative. Just add challah and a nice cold beverage for meal perfection.
The color theme or the evening was inspired by the fact that I like to use our old blue pottery dishes outside so I won’t be sad if they get broken. Well, maybe a little. Plus, we have a lot of blue table linens. In case you were wondering, yes, turquoise is my favorite color! Since it is a Shabbat table, though, I’m willing to risk bringing out our beautiful new Shabbat candles and kiddush cup from Armadillo Judaica Lovers. Maybe I’ll get an outdoor-friendly set later, but I’ll use what I have for now.