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Rosh Hashana Menus

We’re out for the two day meals, but that still leaves two evening meals to cook for. Here are my menus:

Rosh Hashana Night 1

Challah
Apples and Honey plus All Simanim
Gefilte Fish w/ Tomato mushroom sauce
Hearty Vegetable Soup
Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sage & Chestnut stuffing
Homemade cranberry sauce
Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows
Roast potatoes
Steamed Green beans
Sorbet / lemon cake / fruit pie / cinnamon buns …..

Night 2

Challah
Gefilte Fish
Minestrone Soup
Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Chicken Nuggets
Tzimmes
Fresh Garden Salad
Sorbet / lemon cake / fruit pie….

This Year is Different

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”?

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