Rosh Hashana is this week. I can hardly believe how fast time flies. This will be our first year home and I do not feel prepared. We bought all the food and although I’ve checked most things off of my list, I still feel like I’m missing something. I don’t know what it is yet, but I bet I’ll know as soon as I light candles and it’s too late to do anything about it.
I previously mentioned how I was planning on preparing for Rosh Hashana and here’s the update:
- Finances – Although we’re having some expensive items, I tried to balance it with inexpensive meals. I also did not buy new clothing for myself and did not buy too much for my kids since they really didn’t need much.
- Food – DH was in charge of the menu, so we didn’t plan as early as I had hoped. I did try to put some brownies in the freezer, but I originally forgot the eggs, mixed it into the pan and then when I took it out the oven it was still kind of goopy in the middle. It’ll be a chocolate surprise and I will bli neder not serve it to guests. It’s times like this I wish I were home more to prepare – of course this whole fiasco happened at 9:30pm after a long day of work. We also have meatballs, butternut squash kugel and challah in the freezer.
- Clothing – one son got new shoes, everyone got new socks and my oldest son got his first suit! He looks so handsome in it. I never made it to the cleaners, didn’t have my shaitel done and did not get my kids the haircuts they so desperately need. There was only so much I could do.
Our Rosh Hashana Menu
Although DH likes variety, he agreed to simplify our menu and have the same meal for both nights. He likes to include the simanim, so we’ve incorporated them into our menu. I found the free printable pictured below – I love how colorful it is – and that will add to our table decor. Actually, that will be the only decor we have – who has time for more?
So here is the menu:
- Apples and honey
- Beef cheek (head of a fish or sheep)
- Gefilte fish
- Carrots – sous vide carrots
- Roasted beets
- Leek patties
- Mini pumpkin pies (Gourd – pumpkin/squash)
Salmon (with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes) and quinoa
Same as night #1 + new fruit
Blintzes, frozen veggies
Turkey drumsticks, sweet potatoes, string beans
Turkey roast, cranberry sauce, lokshen kugel, broccoli
Wishing you all a k’siva v’chasima tova!
Until next time,