Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy New Year (flashback)

This week is Rosh Hashannah..the Jewish New Year.  
This is the post about our dinner from last year.  Simple and sweet - perfection!

The plan was to have dinner for 9 people at our house.  
Flat tire this...feeling sick that yada yada yada...
we ended up with 5 (2 of them, the lizard and ladybug).  
We had a kick-ass dinner (if I do say so myself)!

Since it's tradition to have apples and honey (to ensure a 'sweet' New Year) -
I decided the theme would be apples. 
To keep things simple - I got 2 bags of green apples and burlap (for a runner).
I already had the glass jars and round place mats.  
Table decor - done.

The menu ... apple chicken, kugel (noodle casserole), potato pancakes w/applesauce, vegetables and salad.

For dessert..I was stumped, until I saw this apple cake recipe.  
Found via @parentsmagazine on Twitter.  
It was so simple (took ~1 1/2hrs to bake) & it turned out great!!

Of course..I don't send people home w/out a goody
(even if it's just my mom that showed up).
I had all intentions of monogramming plates after I saw this idea from lemon tree creations (found via Everyday Celebrating).

I ran out of time..so I decided to use a paint pen and cute stickers
on my goodwill plates.
Add a crisp green apple and a 'to go' container of honey...

and you've got yourself a pretty 'sweet' New Year favor!

Happy New Year (if you're celebrating) and/or Happy Thursday if you're not :)

**what's on the table is half of what I made - we are having a total repeat of this dinner for lunch today** 

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