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Sep 16, 2012 07:27 AM

So, Who is Cooking for Rosh Hashana Today?

What is on your menu today for Rosh Hashana??

We are having:

Apples and honey
round challah
stuffed cabbage
cucumbers in sour cream/dill
double apple kugel

crown apple cake

I wish I had one more dish to make but I do not feel like running to the store for anything else

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  1. Round Challah, both raisin and regular
    apples and honey
    chicken soup with matzo balls
    Standing rib roast
    Potatoes of some sort (still undecided)
    Broccoli and cauliflower
    pumpkin pie
    And banana pie.


    1 Reply
    1. re: tzurriz

      no OY!!

      sounds wonderful!! I was torn over the soup. Oh well!! Will have hubby run to the store for green beans!! Ack.

      Enjoy your meal and Shana Tova !

    2. Just a small group, so
      chopped liver
      Brisket with potatoes, carrots and turnips
      apples and honey
      braised romano beans
      cucumber and radish salad with pickled red onions
      fig and sea salt round challah
      honey cake

      5 Replies
      1. re: magiesmom

        everyone's meals sound so delicious.

        I added in green beans and a baby leaf salad with a tarragon vinegrette

        1. re: magiesmom

          fig and sea salt round challah??? do tell. please!

              1. re: smilingal

                I am going to have a hard time making any other for awhile ;=)

        2. There's only 3 of us the first night and 4 the second, so I'm not going too overboard:

          Chicken soup w/matzah balls
          Silan Chicken
          Golden Beet Tzimmes
          Kugel Yerushalmi
          Butternut and Chickpea Salad w/Tahini Dressing
          Jewish Apple Cake
          Orange Honey Cookies

          and I scored a guava for the new fruit since we've already had pomegranate this season. And if I run short of food (highly unlikely), I'll throw together some kasha varnishkes. Challahs, apples, and honey go without saying.

          Shanah tovah u'metukah.

          Jewish Apple Cake

          4 Replies
          1. re: rockycat

            That should be "Butternut Squash" above.

            1. re: rockycat

              Howd you make the Islam chicken? Looking for a chicken dish for sukkot,

              1. re: cheesecake17

                That's actually "silan" (date honey) chicken. Here's the recipe I used.


                It's on the sweet side, but we liked it. I used lemon juice rather than grapefruit juice, but I think that grapefruit juice might give you a little better flavor.

                1. re: rockycat

                  Thanks. I meant to write silan, spell check got the best of me. Going to try this, think the family would enjoy it.

            2. For your New Year dinner, I'm curious about the "apples and honey" which all of you mention -- is it traditionally served always a certain way, or sort of incorporated in all the food?

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              1. re: blue room

                we slice and dip in honey and also have other things with apples in them like apple in a dessert or the apple kugel we are having

                copied and pasted the below:

                Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year and like most Jewish holidays there are food customs associated with it. One of the most popular and well-known food customs on Rosh HaShanah has to do with dipping apple slices into honey. This sweet combination stems from an age-old Jewish tradition of eating sweet foods to express our hope for a sweet new year.

              2. We are 11 people tonight (but I have enough food for 20!)

                Roasted carrot and garlic hummus with pita chips

                Round Challah
                Apples & honey
                Chicken soup with matzo balls
                Spicy chicken with tomatoes and marjoram
                Honey Roasted potatoes
                Roasted Broccoli

                My sister is in charge of bringing desserts.

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                1. re: valerie

                  round challah
                  apples and honey
                  chicken soup and matzah balls
                  brisket-sweet potatoes
                  gefilte fish
                  watercress salad with tomatoes/cucumbers
                  cucumber salad
                  for dessert-taglach
                  oolong tea

                  1. re: jpr54_1

                    Ooh, tayglach. I haven't had that in so long. I wish I'd thought of making it myself. Do you fry/boil or bake?

                    Oh, and I felt that I shouldn't have time to sit down so I also made some apple cider doughnuts and apple-honey marshmallows. I need my head examined.