Happy New Year!
Ahh a fresh start, a good chance to reflect on this past year. That’s one good part of being Jewish- we get 2 fresh starts since the Jewish calendar is different 🙂 No but really, a new year really makes you think back on what’s happened over the course of a year. I truly hope that this past year has been good to everybody, and that this next year brings nothing but good health and happiness.
These next 10 days in the Jewish religion are about reflection and repenting for any sins. We then celebrate Yom Kippur, fast for a day, then break the fast and vow to do better this next year. I will post on my reflections when that time comes…
But for now, I will reflect on this past day.
Another brisk yet sunny morning. You can’t beat the sensation of waking up to a fresh breeze from an open bedroom window, and the sun flooding in as soon as you draw the shades. And of course, the excitement of yet another autumn inspired breakfast.
Maple Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal it was.
Start with 1/2 apple cubed with just a tad of almond milk. Add cinnamon. Let this simmer for a bit to soften the apple.
Lunch was cornbread n’ chili.
And for snack this pear…
When I got home from work my papas were already over to celebrate the holiday!
Like many Jewish holidays, we started with Challah.
My dad made everything below, unless I indicate differently.
He made Matzo Ball Soup with Chicken broth from scratch.
Followed by a FEAST of amazing food!
Tomato zucchini casserole made by my Auntie Sally…
This was my plate…
And of course, dessert!
My Auntie Ghee made a pistachio pound cake.
We also had some of my chocolate cookies from the other night. I actually refrigerated some dough and re-made them fresh for today!
(A VERY poorly taken picture…)