Tick, tock...Rosh Hashana starts tomorrow, dinner here, on Saturday. I did make the soup...not the traditional chicken soup with matzo balls - Joanna is doing that tomorrow. I decided to try something new and it's very tasty...Velvety Squash & Carrot Soup with Curried Matzo Balls. The curry is very mild and just adds a delightful je ne sais quoi. In fact, I used whole grain matzo meal and they really had a texture and flavor of meat.
Yesterday I was still debating about what to serve for the second course, especially since I decided not to make gefilte fish...several options here...but none appeal to me this time.
So I thought I'd try a couple of recipes from Faye Levy's latest book Healthy Cooking for the Jewish Home (I wrote about the book last April). The problem is they are both absolutely fantastic.
I think I'll do the tilapia ...less steps and for twelve guest...less is more...or at least better for the cook. Both are really fabulous for regular dinners.
The chicken is marinating...the dough for the challah is resting in the fridge...now it's on to dessert. I was planning three...wonder how many I'll actually pull off.
For those of you celebrating the New Year ..Shana Tova and to everyone...I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sweet year ahead.