For some reason we never did the whole simanim thing at our house over Rosh Hashanna. No head of a fish or sheep on the table, but we always ate a pomegranate and dipped apple in the honey. The kids never went for the challah with the raisins, and this year, seeing as I am going to be baking the challahs, I will make a few small ones without raisins for them, and the bigger ones with raisins for me and my KoD.
I was wondering what you do for the simanim, how you prepare all of these different foods, if you have added your own traditions and what they are. For example – do you eat lettuce, raisins and celery so you can say “Let Us have a Raise in Salary” (ok, not my joke, but people actually do this…). This is the first year I plan to do all of the simanim and I need as many ideas as I can get.
and what do you do for the “gourd”?