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Challah Back!


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.

The menu and recipes are below:

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.

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