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Rate your Yom Tov on a Scale from 1-5

Posted on 04 October 2010

Rate your Yom Tov on a Scale from 1-5

How would you say Yom Tov went? Was it a 5 Star Perfectly Organized Holiday? Or could you have been more organized? Were you prepared or did you go into a cooking frenzy throughout the holiday ? I’d love to hear your assessments of your Yom Tov and what worked well for you and your family and what you could potentially do better next time.

I am also looking to know more about how you put your Sukkah and Sukkah decorations away so that way next year they are organized and ready to be unpacked. And if you don’t have a Sukkah, I’d love to hear why so perhaps JLO can make it easier next year for you to get one, keep one, and store it away!

Can’t wait to hear from you! Please comment below 🙂

4 Responses to “Rate your Yom Tov on a Scale from 1-5”

  1. Serena says:

    I would rate our preparation as a 4. This year went very well. We had the largest and coolest Sukkah we’ve ever had and used it more than we have in the past, even slept in it some when the weather was good enough. I put the decorations in a plastic tub and it is stored in the storage loft of the shop ready for next Sukkot. We made the Sukkah from materials we have on hand here on our place. My goal is to get what we need for erecting the Sukkah set aside so we have it every year, but this year it turned out great with what we had. I really appreciated the inspiration from the Creative Jewish Mom site that you shared.


  2. Malkie says:

    The chagim went very smoothly. I aimed, and accomplished having most of my cooking done by noon on erev yom tov. Almost everything, except for fresh fish and some of the vegetables and salads was done in advance. The only thing I would do differently is to try to cook/bake things more in advance, and freeze them. Since we use a lot of vegetables,both cooked and in salads, freezing was not a real option.
    I store my decorations in a big covered plastic bin, and the posters in large plastic garbage bags (laid flat). For now they are stored in our shed, although at times I have stored them in the attic.

  3. Esther Rena says:

    During ELUL I made a triple batch of chicken soup each week and froze the extras. This allowed for an easy TISHREI for either using the frozen soup into the crockpot, or adapting it and using it as a soup base for squash or other hearty soups. when I made a triple batch of kreplach with cooked chicken filling a few days before Yom Kippur, I froze the uncooked prepared kreplach and added them to boiling soup for 20 – 30 minutes for the erev Yom Kippur and Hoshana Raba meals. That way I was able to cook just the right amount as our guest list fluctuates. Why a triple recipe? Because the ones that remain in the freezer ( wrapped in saran wrap in a well sealed container ) are for the Purim meal !

  4. Tamara says:

    I can’t say that I was so organized, but my very inspired 20 yr old DD went on a baking frenzy. She baked and froze kugels (potatoe, apple and carrot); and, froze the challahs (30!!) pre-shaped. We just took out what we needed and warmed it up. The challahs came out erev chag/Shabbos and defrosted, rose and got baked1! There’s NOTHING like FRESH challahs, still warm from the oven! It was awsome!
    Advise? Do this in Elul. We didn’t think of it until about a week before Rosh HaShana.

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