September 10, 2010
Yes, I baked it myself! As always, the Jewish New Year is a time of reflection, the beginning of repentance in preparation for Yom Yippur, sometimes a trip to services, and always, an excuse to get people together over a meal. Last night I had my brother and some friends over to celebrate the holiday. Many of the guests didn't know each other before that night, and we had a great time -- the last stragglers stayed till around midnight. I was particularly thrilled that someone took me up on my dinner invitation via a post on my Facebook page! That said, I'm happy that all 800+ of my Facebook friends didn't take me up on it; space might have been a bit of an issue. Bill, Laura, Karen, Zach & Samantha -- it was a pleasure to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and break bread with you. I'll be sure to keep you posted if there's a Yom Kippur break-fast in the works.
Challah (1/2 recipe); Vegetarian chopped liver (made from mushrooms, onions and walnuts); Butternut squash soup with parmesan and fried sage leaves; Cook's Illustrated slow cooker brisket; A Jewish homesteader's potato kugel (from Joan Nathan's Jewish Cooking in America); mixed green salad; flourless chocolate cake (from Falai, via Dean & Deluca), apples and honey.