A week from Wednesday at sundown begins the Jewish New Year, commonly referred to as Rosh Hashanah. Its starts a month of holidays which also include Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. Though it is a lot of fun, it is also exhausting. And the food! The food! If you think you gain weight from Thanksgiving through New Year, you ain’t seen nuthin’ like the poundage gained during the High Holy Days.
I spent Sunday planning my Rosh Hashanah meal, which will be lunch on Thursday. There should be about 10 adults and over 15 kids, so it takes some planing to make sure there is enough food for everyone.
My theme this year is ‘Mid Century Modern’ and here is what I have come up with so far:
I’d like to either have a crisp white tablecloth or possibly a faux bois one- I am running to JoAnnes to see if I can find some great fabric tomorrow. The napkins will be paper from Target (seen below).
Aren’t those fun! I just love that shade of green.
Apples and honey are two of the symbols of Rosh Hashana, because as part of the meal we dip slices of apple into honey to remind us to have a ‘sweet New Year’. It also reflects Israel as the ‘land of milk and honey’. I thought the centerpieces seen above would be perfect for the table because they have the red and green of apples which will be featured predominately in the meal.
In addition, the centerpiece would match this idea (above) which I could use as place cards by writing the guest name on each apple. Isn’t that a keen idea! And I love the spider mums- they scream 1950s to me.
As for the menu, here is what I was thinking:
Rosh Hashana 5772
Apple Salad with blue cheese
Honey roasted vegetables
Apple shaped vegetable hand pies
Onion and mushroom tart
Honey glazed salmon
Apple and cream cheese bundt cake
I still need to add a dip and maybe some kind of grain- I haven’t decided yet.
Here are some ideas for a ‘signature drink’:
Apple martini- obvious, but also delicious
Apple cider bourbon
or maybe both! It is a celebration.
As for the kids, I don’t have their menu yet, but I do have an idea for their dessert:
Love that idea.
If you kittens have any ideas for a kid’s meal, I would love some ideas. It just cant contain meat- the meal will be vegetarian.
And that my dears is how I spent my Sunday. You can find links to everything on my Pinterest Rosh Hashanah board.