Happy New Year!

Why does Jewish “comfort food” leave me so uncomfortable?

Last night marked the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. As always, it is celebrated with way too much heavy food! I spent the whole day in the kitchen preparing for our big meal.

We started our feast with chicken soup, accompanied by both fluffy matzoh balls and kreplach; a meat-filled dumpling that goes into the soup. Ours featured chicken and was a big hit!

It was followed by a gratuitous salad that nobody ate but me, and a brisket roasted with tomatoes,onions, carrots, celery and red wine.

We had potato pancakes with homemade applesauce as a side dish and a traditional challah bread.

For dessert, there was a honey cake with fresh whipped cream.

I skipped all the meat, but filled up on more carbs at one meal than I generally eat for a whole month, or two! That and a little (okay,more than just a little) red wine, has left me stuffed to the gills.

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead!

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