The person in our household responsible for planning and executing holiday celebrations — Jewish or not — is the resident Shiksa (that’s me). As I have written before, I find the deadline aspect of holidays overwhelming. So much preparation and labor just for one day! I can’t cope.
For past Rosh Hashanahs, I’ve mustered the energy for this yummy apple challah. However, yesterday, as I had already been planning on making sourdough breadsticks with the kids for after-school snack, we turned it into a mini Rosh Hashanah celebration by forming out breadsticks into circles and braids and dipping them, along with some apples into honey. The circle symbolizes the circle of life, and the honey is to welcome in a sweet new year. The hummus is there for New Kid, who hadn’t eaten any lunch and was in serious need of protein.
Now I’ve done my part for the holiday, it will be up to Daddy to take the boys for a walk where they are sure to meet one of the many young men out and about with his shofar. He won’t blow it for the Shiksa.
You can learn more about Rosh Hashanah, food traditions and the shofar (don’t worry, I never knew what that was before, either) here.
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