Yom Teruah is a day of remembrance. A day to remember the goodness of the Lord and how He delivered us time and time again. It is a day of sounding the shofar and looking for the New moon and resting.
On this day of rest, food is a central part of it. Food to gather around the table with family and to recount our blessings and to remember the promises kept by the Lord.
My sister and I cook all the food for the High Holidays. And while we usually eat some of the same things for the High Holidays, we do like to try new recipes and try new things.
This Yom Teruah menu is pretty much what we usually eat for the High Holidays. I hope you find something you like or something new to try for the upcoming Fall Feasts. Enjoy!
Lamb Or Brisket
My family and I have a roasted leg/ shoulder of lamb or a brisket almost every High Holiday.
For the lamb, I usually sear all sides and add oregano, thyme, rosemary, chicken broth. Then cook covered for 5 hours or until fork-tender.
For the brisket, I sear it then add some tomato paste, chicken broth, thyme, and rosemary, then cook covered for 5 hours.
We love to have mac and cheese and some sort of potatoes to go with our meat. I will either cook mashed potatoes with lots of butter and cream or roast fingerling potatoes, carrots, and onions in the juice of the meat when its almost fork tender.
I don’t like using flour in my mac and cheese, so I make a sauce with milk, American cheese, a little bit of regular cheddar cheese, and butter. Pour it over the pasta with extra cheddar cheese and bake until golden and bubbly.
Side salads are a must for any dinner! I like to keep it simple, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, red onion, and a ranch dressing. Or some days, I make a Mediterranean salad, it just depends on what I’m feeling for the High Holiday!
Each family member likes a different kind of dessert. Some like apple pie/ tart, some like cake, and I like baked pears. So here are all three!
I love cooking for the High Holidays and here were some of my favorites to make. I hope this Yom Teruah menu helped you prepare or give you ideas. And I hope you have a blessed, peaceful, and enjoyable Yom Teruah! Shalom!