In reflecting on the previous year last week, I thought about choices I had made, conversations I had been a part of and I thought towards the future year. In all of my thinking, I realized that I had originally made a poor decision not to go home for Rosh Hashanah. This decision was quickly amended when I found some reasonably priced flights home.
Having eaten, prayed and spent time with family and friends for the duration of the 48 hour chag I have to say that it was one of the best decisions I have made in a while. Upon my arrival, my mom shared with me her “menus” for the 2 days of Rosh Hashanah. It was a site to behold. This is one of the reasons, that going home for the holidays is the only way!
In addition to my Rosh Hashanah introspection, I decided that now is the time to gather all of my mom’s recipes to compile into a book. It’s the brisket and the chicken soup and the kugel that we love so much, yet none of us have attempted to learn the tricks of the trade. There is more to learn than simply the procedure. I want the tips and pointers and what to look for in a brisket when I’m at the grocery store. This cook book will not only be unique because will be a compilation of my mother’s recipes, but also because I’ll assemble it into a small 3 ring binder that will make it convenient to pull pages out for grocery shopping. My first project of 5770 is underway! Shana Tova to all!
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