Ready, Set . . . Rosh Hashanah

The smell of brisket in the oven, the potato kugel getting nice and crisp on top.  Fabulous.

Well, this year, we just don’t have time for those special treats.  So we’re preparing the easier, yet also delicious roasted chicken + potatoes + carrots + onions in one pot dish.

If you’re also pinched on time, but want to make things special, just think “round, sweet, new” – those are concepts you can build a meal around for Rosh Hashanah.

Shopping List

Here’s my shopping list so far for the symbolic foods:

  • Round challah (ordered)
  • Green and yellow squash slices
  • Peas
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber slices
  • Canteloupe balls
  • Apples (of course!)
  • Honey (that I’ll put in round bowls)
  • Doughnut holes
  • Baked apples or round brownies (for dessert)

 Honey Feast

Thanks to Barb W. for the cool idea to serve a variety of honeys at lunch after services on Rosh Hashanah.  See if your family can distinguish between orange blossom, wildflower, clover or whatever honeys you can find.

For more ideas, check out our latest issue of Simply Celebrating!  (There’s a link to a fabulous Rosh Hashanah music video there, too.)

 And scan our Rosh Hashanah Pinterest board for decorating, crafts, and cooking ideas that appeal to you.  I’ve read a lot of discussion this year in the blogosphere about cocktails for Rosh Hashanah.  The sangria recipe sounds delightful to me!

Please share this with anyone you think could use a hand with last-minute ideas.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also like this wonderful music video to get into the spirit and these  ideas for food with Sephardi inspiration.

Shana Tova!

Comments

    • says

      Thanks! One of these days, I’ll treat myself to one of the gorgeous Gary Rosenthal pieces you offer — Shabbat candlesticks or a menorah, maybe, to add a contemporary touch to our very traditional collection.

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