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Aug 26, 2013 11:08 AM

High Holy Days are awfully early this year

I can't really bear the thought of making brisket, so I wanted to make a robust salad - maybe squash - and roast chicken or fish. Food for the holidays is always so much heavier than we eat the rest of the year. Any one have any ideas for a light-ish meal which would still feel like Rosh Hashanah?

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  1. A mild fish may like flounder may do the trick. My wife is of Italian descent and I grow tomatoes. We've been having 'insalata Caprese' a lot as a salad this summer. If it isn't familiar to you, it is a dairy dish of alternating slices of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella topped with shredded fresh basil and drizzled with olive oil.

    Since fish don't give milk you will not be seething the young in its mother milk. In other words, if you keep Kosher, the meat-dairy problem should not exist (Leviticus 11). But what do I know, I am totally non-observant?

    Vegetables should not cause any difficulty. I'm no expert in the food laws, but I do not think that Leviticus 11 covers vegetables. The only biblical law to which I adhere is Ecclesiastes 8:15 which in a nutshell is "Eat, drink and be merry."

    Shanah Tovah

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    1. re: ChiliDude

      As one can see I do not do a good job of proof reading what I write. Mea culpa!

    2. Am doing baked flounder layered with spinach, garlic, and feta cheese, with a sprinkle of evoo. To start a room temp torta of eggs,
      zucchini, onion, cherry tomatoes and Swiss cheese. Since it is so early we are doing a Parve Yom Tov!

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      1. re: PHREDDY

        Sounds good, but feta and Swiss cheese aren't parve.

      2. We are having roasted game hens and a

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          1. re: ChiliDude

            How weird, sorry. It looked ok here.
            We will have roasted Delicatas squash and apple also.

        1. Former neighbors, who regularly have 25 or more for the holiday, make two large roasting pans of baked chicken. Don't know a specific recipe, but the chicken pieces were marinated in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and lemon and then baked. Very simple, easy, and good.

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          1. roast cornish hens or baked cod