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 everywhere....select 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.