Nar-Anon Family Group

DRUG ADDICTION IS A FAMILY DISEASE

While our nation is in the midst of an epidemic of drug addiction, the addict’s family and friends are also victims as their lives are encompassed with the question of “What To Do?”

As there are recovery programs for the addicts, there are also programs for the families and friends as well.  The Nar-Anon Family Group is a worldwide non-profit organization with a program designed for those who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of a loved one.  When you join a Nar-Anon Family Group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could.

We are fortunate to have a Nar-Anon Family group in Thousand Oaks, CA.  It meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 to 9:00 pm on Zoom due to Covid. (previously at Temple Adat Elohim). There are no dues or fees. 

Not only will you find comfort being with people who share their own experiences strength and hope, but you will be introduced to literature that will help guide you in this journey with addiction.

There are no professionals or experts in our meetings. There are only other members who have struggled with the addiction problem of someone they love. All members are treated with respect, confidence, and anonymity. What you hear stays within the walls of the meeting rooms

Please join us at Nar-Anon on a Thursday evening of your choice if a friend or family member is experiencing a problem with addiction.  For further information and our Zoom Link please contact Jack at (805) 852-5333, Michelle at (818) 620-0566, or Jannice at (818) 522-6259

 

Youth Group Movie Nights – May, 2021

JAETY & AETY (6th-12th graders)
Jurassic World at AMC, Thousand Oaks
Saturday, March 20th, from 7:15-10:00 p.m.

  • Cost: $5.00 members and $15.00 non-members (includes a movie ticket, popcorn, and a drink).
  • Mask required at all times except when eating.
  • Space is limited in the theater so RSVP before we run out of room!
  • RSVP HERE by May 14th.
  • Questions? Email Carolyn, Youth Advisor, here.

MAETY & JAETY (4th-8th grades)
Trolls World Tour at AMC, Thousand Oaks
Saturday, May 22nd, from 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Cost: $5.00 members and $15.00 non-members (includes a movie ticket, popcorn, and a drink).
  • Mask required at all times except when eating.
  • Space is limited in the theater so RSVP before we run out of room!
  • RSVP HERE by May 21st.
  • Questions? Email Carolyn, Youth Advisor, here.

Matzah Veggie Spring Rolls

This recipe is intended to make about 20 ¼ matzah spring rolls. All the filling and spices are suggestions, so please experiment and season to taste.

Ingredient List:
5 whole matzah
¼ green cabbage
¼ onion
1½ carrots
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Yoshida sauce
2 eggs
Ginger root – 15 to 20 grams

Directions:
1. One hour before starting, take the whole matzah and wet them liberally on both sides.
2. Make a pile of the wet matzah and wrap them in a dish towel. Check the matzah after about 30 minutes and see that they are getting soft. If needed, wet them again.
3. Dice the onion and cabbage and set aside.
4. Peel and grate the carrots and ginger root and set aside.
5. Combine all vegetable ingredients in pan and sauté in oil until soft.
6. Add salt, pepper, soy sauce, and Yoshida sauce while sautéing and mix the vegetables.
7. Taste as you go along and season to your liking.
8. Once sautéed, remove from pan and let cool for a few minutes. This will be the spring roll filling.
9. Heat another pan and fill with about ½” of oil.
10. Cut soft matzah carefully into ¼ pieces.
11. Wisk two eggs in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of water to dilute it slightly. You can also add a teaspoon of salt or lightly season to taste. The egg will be used as a binder to keep the spring rolls together.
12. Place some filling on a ¼ piece of matzah and roll it. It is best to go with the grain to make it easier to roll.
13. Dip the spring roll in the egg and place it with the seam side down in the pan with oil.
14. Flip the spring roll when it is browned.
15. Once both sides are browned evenly, take out and put on a plate with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil

Apple-Matzah Kugel

INGREDIENTS:
4 large apples, Granny Smith or any tart apple, cored and cut into medium dice
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
6 plain matzahs
8 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter or margarine, melted
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup dried apricots, medium, chopped
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into small pieces, for casserole topping

PREPARATION:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Toss the apples with the brown sugar and orange juice, set aside in a medium bowl.
3. Break the matzoh into 2- to 3-inch pieces and soak in 1 cup of warm water until soft but not mushy.
4. Set aside.
5. While the matzoh soaks, beat the eggs with a wire whisk in a large bowl until blended. Add the
6. salt, sugar, cinnamon, melted butter, raisins, and apricots.
7. Squeeze the liquid from the softened matzoh and add the matzoh to the egg mixture with the
8. apples. Stir the kugel well and pour into a lightly greased 2 1/2-quart casserole dish or a 10×14-inch pan. Dot the top of the kugel with the 4 tablespoons of butter.
9. Bake the kugel for 1 hour. Cover the top with foil if the top begins to become too brown early in the baking. Remove the kugel from the oven and cool to room temperature.

Matzah Toffee with Cardamom Candied Pecans

Matzah toffee ingredients:
4 sheets of matzah
1 C Brown Sugar
1 C Butter
1 Bag (12 oz) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Cardamom Candied Pecans ingredients:
1 lb raw pecans
½ C granulated sugar
⅓ C light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 250. Line a cookie sheet with foil (for easy cleanup) and then parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients: pecans sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy.
  • Add in vanilla.
  • Pour egg mixture over pecans.
  • Mix everything together until everything is evenly covered.
  • Pour over cookie sheet until there is a single layer of pecans.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Take out of oven and cool on cookie sheet.

Matzah Toffee Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cover Rimmed Cookie Sheet with Aluminum foil (for easy clean up), then place parchment paper on top.
  • Cover whole sheet with matzah, breaking pieces to fill in all the spaces.
  • Make Matzah Toffee: In a medium sauce pan combine brown sugar and butter.
  • Heat of medium heat until all brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Then continue to heat for 3-4 minutes until nice and bubbly and thick.
  • Don’t overcook or it will become too brown and taste burnt.
  • CAREFULLY pour toffee over all the matzah. Use a spatula to make an even layer of toffee over all the matzah.
  • Put whole sheet in oven for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes all the toffee should be bubbling and hot.
  • Take our of oven and immediately cover with chocolate chips.
  • Wait about 3 minutes until chocolate is softened and use a spatula to spread evenly over all matzah.
  • Cover with crushed pecans and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes until chocolate has hardened.
  • Break into small pieces and put in tupperware.

Silver Spoons Chanukah Menu

Silver Spoons Catering is delighted to offer the following menu selections in celebration of Hanukkah. Pricing is based on the selected entree. Each complete dinner consists of an entree, 2 side dishes, salad, roll, and butter. Please see below for additional side dishes, desserts, and menu enhancements.

 All foods are freshly prepared, then chilled and delivered to your door complete with warming instructions. Deliveries will be made Wednesday Dec. 9 through Saturday Dec. 12, with limited delivery on Thursday Dec. 10.

 Order EARLY to insure your first choice of delivery day!

Entrees

Brisket of Beef, Burgundy Gravy
$29.95

Herb Roasted 1/2 Chicken
$25.75

Seared Salmon, Parsley Butter
$25.75

Side Dishes

(please select 2 per entree)

Roasted Beets Salad
with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Walnuts, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Greens & Grape Tomato Salad
with Wild Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Almonds, and Mustard & Tarragon Dressing

Caesar Salad
with Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, and Caesar Dressing

Menu Enhancements

Matzah Ball Soup
$8.95 per person

Latkes, Apple Sauce, Sour Cream
$8.95 per person

Chicken Tenders
$8.95 per person

Mac & Cheese
$8.95 per person

Fresh Fruit Platter
$28.00 (serves 4-6 people)

Jelly Donut
$3.25 per donut

Chanukah Cookies
$18.55 (serves 4-6 people)

Chocolate Bobka
$17.55 (serves 6-8 people)

7-Layer Cake
$17.55 (serves 6-8 people)

All pricing includes sales tax and delivery.  Minimum order is 4 meals.  Order four of one meal, or mix and match to experience the variety of flavors we offer.  Meals may be easily refrigerated for up to 3 days, then heated and served at your convenience.

Click here to order!

Have questions?  Want to order something more personalized?    Call Scott at 818-996-2911, or text him at 818-203-3529.