Thursday, September 13, 2007

Happy Delicious New Year!

Sisters and Brothers,

I was very happy and surprised to be invited to a lovely dinner party in honor of Rosh Hashanah. Happy because the evening was filled with enough delicious dishes to satisfy even the toughest Jewish mother; surprised because my passive-aggression has tended more towards aggression lately and invitations have subsequently declined…. jerks.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, the symbolic anniversary of the creation of the world. Jewish tradition sees everyone as being created anew at this time every year. So boys and girls, even though your dear Delicious Food is more of the Goyim persuasion, I too get a second chance to quit my kvetching and stop being such a schmuck.

Delicious Food is thankful that our lovely host scrapped the more traditional New Year Food like the heads of gefilte fish and tzimmes (stewed carrots with prunes… Oy Gavalt!!!). Instead, we ate sweet foods like noodle kugel and apple pie as a symbol of our wish for a sweet year. We dined like kings and queens; my belly is still full.

Be a mensch and check out the new pictures. Shana Tova!

Challah, hand braided. Makes me think of the Sex in the CIty episode when Charlotte is trying to become a Jew: "I have to braid the CHAAALLLLAAAH!" Whiny prat.

Noodle Kugel. Sweet AND Savory.

Roasted sweet potatoes and beets. The colors evoke the beaty of autumntime- well, before you eat them that is. The other end isn't so pretty. Yeah I'm talking about poo.

Pear, feta an walnut salad

Devilled eggs with paprika and fresh basil

Roast chicken and asparagus

Plate of deliciousness

Inside out Apple Pie

The beautiful dinner table complete with delicious wine.
xoxo, delicious food