Sunday, October 05, 2008

This was a good weekend for our family - Rosh Hoshannah meal here with dipping of apples in honey for blessings and hours of good family talk. I cooked all the food this year and it was mostly good, except that thesalmon loaf was unexpectedly salty and I have no idea why - very odd. I'm the only one it really bothered. I fixed the first pumpkin pies of the season, a real treat for Ruth who would live on pumpkin pies if she had access and would let herself. The deep levels of conversation and thought have been in keeping with the sense of the holiday. Every year as the season turns I find myself working to shed still another skin of bad habits, old ways of thinking, traits and processes that no longer serve me. This year I'm letting go a little more of my tendency to want others to change first (since of course they have more to change than I do! (not).

6 comments:

Lynne said...

It must feel very rewarding to have cooked this Rosh Hoshannah meal for your family, Victoria. It sounds lovely. Although you said the salmon loaf was salty, I'd love to have that recipe. I love your traditions and I'm so happy you tell us about them.
Lynne

Mary said...

how wonderful that you had such a nice family weekend. i too am looking forward to pumpkin season...i love the taste of things pumpkin. Ulla here has told us she will be making pumpkin soup for us one day. i look forward to that.

as you celebrated rosh hoshannah meal, the german people celebrated thanksgiving. however, it is not a civil holiday of any kind here, only something commemorated in churches..

Peggy said...

Glad you had such a good holiday weekend. I too love things pumpkin. Blessings to you and your family!

Ann said...

Thanks for inviting us to peak into your family and one of your holiday traditions, Victoria. I'm guessing Ruth has many pumpkin recipes, but do remind her that pumpkin is one of the healthiest veggies...even in pie....and there are many healthy ways to eat it that are quite close in taste to the "real thing". I'm thinking of making pumpkin soup tonight, Mary. It's that kind of fall day.

SeaStar said...

The pumpkin fascination, and all the love here makes me smile. Anyone have pumpkin recipes to share? Especially soup. I will send you salmon loaf Lynne - even though it is pretty much off the cuff. It was a favorite from my mother's kitchen.

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