Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jewish New Year 5771

I blinked and Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year is literally just a few days away. What with moving, and then Hurricane Earl arriving, I haven't really had too much time to prepare for the big family dinner that we'll be hosting here this coming Wednesday.

So rather than do my usual tradition...pull out all my Jewish Cookbooks (you can find many of them here), spread them way to many dishes... I decided to stick to the most traditional meal from my grandmother's kitchen, to my mother's and, for many years, my own and Joanna's.

We'll be having Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls (or there will be a rebellion)
Gefilte Fish & Salad (I bought some frozen fish logs that just need some boiling & chilling, so no work required)
Traditional Brisket roasted with lima beans
and served with Bow Ties & Kasha to sop up all that delicious gravy (one day I'll share the recipes)
Some green vegetable and Ezra's mom is making a potato dish to round things out.

Dessert will be Apple Crisp - because it's easy and delicious. Perhaps I'll even add some of the frozen wild blueberries that are sitting in my freezer. Both from the Annapolis Valley.
Joanna's kitchen is in a state of upheaval - they're renovating, so it looks like making the holiday challah is up to me...
To all my Jewish friends...Shana Tova. And to everyone out there...may your year ahead be fruitful, prosperous and full of joy.


Robin said...

Shana tova. Best wishes for a happy and sweet new year full of love and laughter.

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giz said...

L'Shana Tova to you and yours too Ruth. I was thinking about you guys and hurricane Earl. Looks like we're in the same boat doing the scramble for High Holidays.

Cara said...

Shanah tovah to you as well!

bellini valli said...

Have a fantastic new year Ruth in your new home surrounded by those you love.

Goody said...

Time got away from me as well!

Said the five year old:
"You ARE going to bake a honey cake, aren't you?"

Guess I know what I'll be doing today. Gosh, I hope I have some frozen kreplach buried in the freezer, or I'm really done for.

Shana tova, and best wishes for a wonderful new year.

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks all, and Goody...thank goodness I have all the ingredients for the honey cake. I forgot all about it.