Shana Tova guys! It's Rosh Hashanah so get ready to ring in the Jewish New Year of 5772. I know, I'm totally going to be writing 5771 on my checks for the next three months. If you want to party like it's the last day of the year, you're going to need some good traditional Jewish holiday food to get into the spirit. Luckily, I'm here to guide you in the ways of the most delicious options for the Jewish New Year.
Put this on your table tonight and get ready for a sweet new year.
Apples Dipped in Honey
You know the song, "... for Rosh Hashanah ... " This one is easy. Cut up some apples, put out a nice ramekin of honey, and let the kids go to town.
Sweet Noodle Kugel
Go with sweet instead of savory in the spirit of the holiday. This recipe is one I've made for multiple holidays and tweaked to make it my own. Whether you're getting gluten-free noodles for the celiac crowd (like me!) or grabbing the kosher egg noodles, it always turns out perfectly.
1 (16-ounce) container low fat cottage cheese
1 (16-ounce) container reduced fat sour cream
1 cup sugar
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 (12-ounce) package broad egg noodles, cooked, rinsed, and drained
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients except noodles and cinnamon sugar until well blended. Stir in noodles.
2. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
3. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until center is set. Cool at least 10 minutes before cutting to serve.
You can't go wrong with a nice brisket. I especially love this herb braised brisket from The Shiksa in the Kitchen. Possibly because I, too, am a shiksa in the kitchen.
Consider this your opportunity to make challah in a different way. For the new year, it's traditional to make a round loaf to represent the circle of life, and this YouTube video will show you how to make this magic round bread in three different ways. Go crazy!
My go-to for every holiday practically, this easy recipe from that genius The Cake Doctor will give you a sweet start to 5772.
Happy New Year, everyone. Eat well!
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