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What's for Rosh Hashanah Dinner?

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Check out these meal ideas from real Jewish moms to help you celebrate the Jewish New Year.

Apples and bowl of honey

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Traditionally, apples dipped in honey are eaten to symbolize a "sweet new year." Here are a few recipes to help you keep family tradition alive:

Starter: Put out sliced apples on a plate to dip into a bowl of honey, as well as some challah from your favorite bakery.

Main Course: Mom's Brisket

1 4-5 pound brisket
Kosher salt
Garlic salt
2 large onions, sliced
2 cups beef stock
1 ½ cups red wine
1 package of onion soup mix

Season brisket with salt, pepper, garlic salt and paprika. Sear in Dutch oven or roaster on stove at medium-high heat on both sides. Add sliced onions and cook for 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Place brisket fat side up, turn to medium heat, cover pan and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add onion soup mix, beef stock and red wine and place in 350-degree oven. Cook for approximately 2 ½ hours, or until meat is tender. Slice meat across the grain and return to pan. Cook another ½ hour.

Side Dish: Norma's Famous Cherry Kugel

1 can maraschino cherries
10 oz. egg noodles
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 stick butter/margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup yellow raisins
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 325. Drain maraschino cherries and cut in half. Boil noodles and drain with cold water. Mix eggs, cinnamon, sugar, lemon juice, pineapples and cherries. Add noodles to mixture. Melt butter in 9 x 13 pan. Put mixture into pan, spread out and bake for 50 minutes.

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