While standing in my kitchen earlier today, like most of us, preparing for the six yontif meals that lay ahead of us, I was thinking about you, my dear faithful KosherShopaholic readers. I was thinking about how much I wanted to share with you all: some recipes, shopping suggestions and warm, inspiring New Year greetings.
First, I wanted to tell you that the two kitchen gadgets you MUST have before Rosh Hashana this year are this handy apple corer
that will save you so much time and energy while you prepare the festive apples and honey for your families. I also can never say enough about this ever faithful Braun food processor with which I make and prep everything from cakes to dips to grated or chopped veggies. Buy yourself and/or your hostess a gift this Rosh Hashana – an apple corer like this one from Amazon and/or a Braun food processor.
Throw in the new Artscroll Living Emuna book, that Rabbi Pesach Krohn recommended to me in his pre-rosh hashana shiur/class that I listened to while cooking earlier today.
I also found a new salad recipe that is perfect for Rosh Hashana since it contains apples and is also really tasty and healthy.
Rosh Hashana Health Salad Recipe
Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (which happens to have many health benefits), 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl stirring with a whisk. Add 1 1/2 cups julienned cut apple, 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb, and 1 cup thinly sliced celery. Toss to coat.
And, for those of you who asked (and those who didn’t) here are some of the dishes that I’ve placed on my yom tov menu this year. I’ve linked to the recipes whenever they were available.
Pomegranate Brisket – our all-time favorite – it out trumps all other brisket recipes and is healthy too!
Turkey from Norene Gilletz’s The Food Processor Bible
Coffee Cake from Norene Gilletz’s The Food Processor Bible
Carrot cake with parve cream cheese frosting from Norene Gilletz’s The Food Processor Bible (if you can’t tell – this is my favorite cookbook!)
My family’s ‘Shabbos Chicken’
I’m also making things like Tongue (my kids LOVE it) and there’s no recipe because all I do is boil it, twice, then peel (yuk), slice and serve.
Sheppard’s Pie, not fancy but requested nonetheless. You can find a good recipe in all of the Kosher cookbooks
Chicken Soup and
What’s on your Rosh Hashana menu? Please share it with us on Facebook or in the comments below.
Wishing you all a kasiva v’chasima tova – may you be signed and sealed in the book of life, health and good mazel. Looking forward to sharing more with you next year. Until then, Happy New Year!