Apples and honey are the traditional way to start the new year
I'm in the midst of chopping, peeling and cooking for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown tonight. I'm the designated cook for tzimmes, another traditional food. This recipe is pretty close to my recipe, but I like to add apples and a white potato or two for a more varied. taste. I've got a lot of sweet potatoes peeled for dinner tomorrow. I'll be with friends I've known for not quite fifty years and their extended families, who have become my family, too, over the years.
I'm grateful for people I love to cook for and grateful for people I love to worship with. It's a blessing I don't take lightly. I enjoy the liturgy and music of the holiday, but the services are long -- tomorrow is a four hour service -- and to be very honest, my attention can wander. I've found the best way for me to bring my focus back to prayer is to bring a prayer list with me. This year peace is at the top of the list, but there are many other items, small and large. I would be honored to add any requests you may have to my list. My blog friends are families, your health and well-being, are definitely something I am very grateful for. Please leave a comment or feel free to email me.
I'm returning to my sweet potatoes. I'll pray while I chop and count the blessings of this year almost past and pray for peace, light and love in the year to come. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and sweet new year.