If you ask my eldest son what he likes best about Rosh Hashana, he will tell you two things. The first, he loves the sounds from the shofar. The second, “Rosh Hashana carrots.” Keep in mind he is a little more than six years old.
My son, categorically, will not eat vegetables. DH and I resort to being rather clever to get anything other than yougart, chicken, eggs, and bread or rice into the boy. He wants to be like his good friend, whose mother feeds him pizza 6 nights a week for supper. As they say..um, no.
Rosh Hashana carrots, or tzimmes, is the one vegetable we dont have to beg, bribe or try to hide in order to get our eldest son to eat. It’s not a complicated recipe, peeled and bias-cut carrots cooked til tender in apple juice with dark raisins, craisns, cinnamon and a touch of honey. The honey and apple juice make a type of syrup that makes this the perfect side dish to a hearty Yom Tov brisket or roast. It is not a super-sweet recipe either, but apparently it is sweet enough that our son enjoys it alone or with a bit of roasted chicken.
Tzimmes is a carrot-based dish that is eaten over Rosh Hashana. This sweet dish is eaten in hopes of a sweet New Year and one blessed with wealth.
Welcome to the first ever Jewish Holiday Blog Party, hosted by Jessie of Taste
and Miriam of Overtime Cook
, and sponsored by Kitchen Aid
! As you may know, Rosh Hashana
h, the Jewish New Year is coming up, and Jewish bloggers from all over the world are celebrating with all kinds of twists on traditional Rosh Hashanah foods.
To kick off the celebration, Levana Kirschenbaum
is giving away a copy of her fabulous new book, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen to three
lucky winners. To enter, leave a comment on this post. Limit one entry per reader per blog
so click over to the other participating blogs below for your chance at additional entries! Giveaway ends 5 am eastern time on September 11th, 2012.
Prize is sponsored by Levana and available to readers from all blogs participating in the Rosh Hashanah Blog Party. Prize can only be shipped within the US.
Entry Info: To win a copy of the book, please tell me in 100 words or less your favorite Siman from your Rosh Hashana table is and why.
This is the first of hopefully many exciting Holiday Blog Parties, so if you would like to join in the fun, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop by and check out some of these amazing Rosh Hashanah themed recipes on the following blogs:
Sides, Salads and Starters:
Desserts and Drinks:
Challah and Bread: