The Jewish new year is coming up at the end of this week, so I’ve provided some ideas if you’re looking to change up your menu. Whenever I host any Jewish holiday, I like to honor some of the traditional foods, but mix in some modern dishes just to keep things interesting and fresh! As I always say, commit to your menu as soon as possible so you can start prepping and taking action. Don’t overthink it!
Here’s your dinner planner for the week:
Rosh Hashanah: My friend Lydia graciously invited us again for the first night of Rosh Hashana, but check out this Rosh Hashana round-up post for some ideas. My husband’s family goes pretty traditional with matzoh ball soup, brisket and salmon (the one from Quicker Than Quick is perfect for the holdiay), a green salad with apples, roasted vegetables, a potato kugel or a sweet noodle kugel. She serves a fruit platter and I usually bring two round challahs, an apple cake (I have a few in the post) and possibly one more dessert like cookies.
Saturday: I used to host a lunch on this day with a few roast chickens with onions, potatoes, fennel and carrots and salads like the farro salad with roasted tomato vinaigrette, the Marrakesh salad from Quicker Than Quick, and quinoa tabbouleh. I served fruit and some simple desserts like cookies and grain-free apple cake!
Sunday: Red Thai Curry Shrimp, black rice, steamed broccoli
Here’s what you can do if it helps you:
Blanch collard greens
Make dressing for noodle salad
Marinate beef for bulgogi
Season turmeric chicken. You can also cook it now and reheat tomorrow.
Make dill sauce
Cut vegetables for harissa chickpeas and vegetables. If you cut potatoes ahead of time, store them submerged in water so they don’t oxidize.
Make dessert for Rosh Hashanah
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