Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TWD: Rosh Hashana

So, instead of making a creamy, crunchy creme brulee, I did some other cooking.  Ready for dinner Tuesday night:  chicken soup, kreplach (kind of like a won ton or dumpling), carrot coins in maple syrup, apples and honey, pomegranate (your good deeds for the year should equal the number of seeds), potato kugel, salmon, and orange honey spice cake.

You may notice a lot of sweet items.  It is very symbolic to fill the table with sweet foods to help bring a sweet year.  Honey is especially prominent on the menu.

I love the new year.  According to the Hebrew calendar, we are starting 5769.  It's a time of renewal and hope.  It's a reminder to stop, look, and appreciate.

L'shanah tovah umetukah.  May you have a good and sweet year.

L'shanah tovah tikatevi v'taihatemi.  May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

Some wonderful recipes have been picked for October.  I'll be back in full baking force next week.

14 comments:

ostwestwind said...

Wow 5769, a lot of tradition.

May you have a good and sweet year, too

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Audrey said...

A lovely post and a delicious menu! I never knew the significance of the pomegranate. Happy new year!

Peggy said...

A good year to you too! I also skipped out on the brulee. Your food sounds delicious.

Cathy said...

Your menu sounds divine. I hope that you have a good and sweet year as well!

Debbie said...

Happy Rosh Hashana! Happy new year.

The Food Librarian said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

pinkstripes said...

Happy New Year!

n.o.e said...

Thanks for sharing your menu, and happy New Year.
Nancy

Tracey said...

Looks like a great menu! Happy new year :)

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

I have had the privilege of attending some Rosh Hashana celebrations - lovely food! Your menu is just wonderful. Happy Rosh Hashana!

Jules Someone said...

Thanks for all the kind words! Dinner was a success. I have a story about the cake for another time.

Megan said...

Happy New Year!

Although I'm not Jewish, I would love to know how you make orange honey spice cake. Would you share the recipe?

Jules Someone said...

Megan -- it's here: http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/09/majestic-and-moist-honey-cake/

I substituted triple sec for the whiskey. It was delicious!

CookiePie said...

L'shanah tovah!!