Rosh Hashanah Menu

Rosh Hashanah MenuRosh Hashanah begins Friday, September 18th at sundown—marking the ending of one year and the beginning of another. May you celebrate with honey and wishes for sweetness in the new year.

As the days shorten, and the air clears, our aisles are stacked high with apples, figs, and pomegranates. Here are some delicious recipes to inspire your feasting. And, stop by our butcher’s department to pick up your brisket or lamb.

May you have a year that brings fulfillment and joy, peace and prosperity, and health and wisdom. Shana tova!

Rosh Hashanah Menu
Here are some menu ideas to get you started. Pick one (or two!) from each category and you have yourself a wonderful meal.

Meat
Spicy Sweet Sheet Pan Chicken
This intriguing dish is tasty enough for a celebratory meal and easy enough to throw together for a weeknight dinner. An, clean-up is a breeze.

Barbecue Brisket—Texas Style
If you are looking for a variation on the standard brisket, this version is delicious and a great addition to your Rosh Hashanah menu.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Balsamic, Herbs, and Spices
Here is one of our favorite recipes for braised lamb shanks adapted from Food 52. Plus this post has some great information about lamb shanks.

Sides
Spinach Gratin
This dish comes out frequently for holiday sides because it dresses up a common veggie beautifully. Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa.

Leek Bread Pudding
This dish is so delicious it should be illegal. It is rich and wonderful and will make your meal feel like a feast. Adapted from Thomas Keller.

Salads
Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad
Cauliflower, raw or lightly cooked, is a useful salad ingredient. It soaks up flavors particularly effectively and benefits from anything sweet and sharp. This salad is inspired by a recipe from a brilliant Australian chef and food writer, Karen Martini.

Autumn Salad with Apples, Comté, and Hazelnuts
A favorite way to enjoy a little cheesy decadence is in a salad. And, in this recipe, the cider vinaigrette alone is straw worthy. This dish would make a great addition to any celebration.

Persimmon, Asian Pear, and Toasted Almond Salad
This easy to toss together salad with a sophisticated palate feels festive and will impress your guests.

Dessert
Our Favorite Honey Cake
This recipe comes from the wonderful Smitten Kitchen blog, and with it is a funny story of skitting critters, Hollywood thriller screams, and fallen honey cakes. The blog is well worth a bookmark, and the post is a good read.

Baked Apples Filled with Fruit and Nuts
With all of the great apples coming into season, it’s fun to use them in different ways. this recipe is soooo delicious and satisfying. We used a combo of dried currants, raisins, prunes, and pecans for the filling. And, added cinnamon, cloves, and fresh nutmeg. With a little Gam’s Vanilla Ice cream? Shut. The. Front. Door.

Gam’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
This classic vanilla bean ice cream is updated by swirling some dulce de leche in when it is still soft and then put it in the freezer to harden. It goes great on top of the Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake and the Baked Apples!

Beverages
Spiced Apple Punch
This autumnal cocktail, Spiced Apple Punch, is simple to prepare. Bursting with fall flavors, it calls for just three ingredients: apple cider, spiced rum, and lemon juice. It is garnished with apple slices.

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