Happy Rosh Hashanah to all of our Jewish readers! Tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and it will run straight through until Friday. I keep coming across great recipes, activities and crafts that you can make during the holidays and wanted to share my finds with you.
You may find that apples, honey, and carrots are the base of most of these recipes. That is because those three foods are eaten during Rosh Hashanah to symbolize the sweetness and good fortune of the coming year. In fact, traditionally the Rosh Hashanah meal begins by dipping apples and challah in honey.
- Momfluential posted a step-by-step video yesterday demonstrating how to braid Challah (complete with recipes as well!). I make bread from scratch with my girls all the time, so this was a fantastic tutorial that I intend on using this week!
- Here is a delicious recipe for the traditional Apple Cake.
- Martha Stewart has a simple recipe for Matzo Ball Soup.
- I’m loving this idea for edible apple bowls filled with honey for dipping. In fact, I think it would be a huge hit with the kids. Planning on trying it myself tomorrow :).
- And yet another fun craft idea – wine cork stamp Rosh Hashanah cards and paper bag apple trees!
Photo: Anna Williams for Martha Stewart