Tonight begins the ten-day Jewish New Year holiday. Rosh Hashanah is a period of reflection, prayer, setting goals for the next year, paying of debts and asking for forgiveness. The holiest day, Yom Kippur, concludes the holiday – this year beginning at sunset October 7th. Of course, as with nearly every holiday the world-over, there is a whole lot of cooking involved.
We had a small gathering to celebrate the New Year.
For our Rosh Hashanah dinner, we went all-fancy and actually used our dining room. (I had to look around a bit to find the room, but eventually it was located.)
We even used a table cloth, dusted-off the crystal and found the china. It had been months since we had used this room!
My friend, Martha, stopped by and decorated the table. Nah… not really. I just picked up a bunch of rosehips and a few fall-colored flowers at the grocer and splayed them out on the table. It was very pretty!
Do you think anyone could possibly guess we lived in Taiwan for years?
So this is where I a supposed to post photos of my gorgeous brisket, fluffy latkes and apple cake. Oops. I forgot, or was too busy, or was drinking champagne… and there are no photos of our dinner. It was delicious. The brisket was super tender. It was a wonderful evening – made even better by the fact we have a dishwasher.
I am happy to report, the bathroom demolition is completely finished! The plumber comes tomorrow to move water pipes around.
Until my next update, I remain, your Happy New Year correspondent.