Summer has left us once again, and although I’m sad swimming weather can’t stay, there is something about every new season that has its perks. Whenever fall arrives, I always love that new-year feeling. There is something comforting about the crisp evenings, crunchy leaves on the ground, warm cozy sweaters, hearty stews, and all of the apples and spices.
With fall also comes important Jewish holidays. Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Succot (The Festival of Huts).
At times it can be overwhelming to cook for all these important holidays, which always fall out very close together. These holidays usually bring inspiration to make them as special as we can, which ultimately means more work!
To eliminate this exhausting feeling and tireless work for such important days, I find that a few key strategies usually help. Planning out a simple impressive menu, decorating with simple and subtle nods to the given holiday, and going the extra mile for your guests can be the difference between over working yourself and being able to spend time with family and enjoy the simple, elegant, and thoughtful details you have worked so hard to prepare.
This year, I have come up with what I think are delicious, beautiful recipes, tasteful holiday decor ideas, and personal yet easy hostess gifts to prepare.
My Rosh Hashanah 2016 Collection will kick off on Monday, September 12 with a super delicious, super easy and SUPER beautiful dish for your holiday meal. See you all then! (Btw, who noticed the new Fall-ized blog header photo?)