For starters, there's this fabulous video that shows three easy-peasy ways to make round challahs. I've always gone about this the lazy way---either the snail-shell cop out, or the big-round-ball-in-a-round-pan variety---but this year I'll be taking on the 6-braid with confidence.
Here's a mess-free, hassle-free way to de-seed a pomegranate, one of the traditional Rosh Hashannah foods. My munchkins will fight over the seeds, so it's good to have an easy way to hang on to every last one.
Although we have a stash of apple-shaped honey dishes, I'm thinking of using this trick from Martha this year: (and if it works well enough, maybe I'll get rid of our honey dishes altogether! Less to store...)
ANd if you're looking to keep your kids entertained for a few hours while you cook, check out this five minutes of fabulousness from Aish. Warning: Your progeny will attempt, as mine did, to emulate the dancing yeahiva boys. Hide your couch.
Yeah. So I'm trying to find some good coconut milk recipes that don't actually taste like coconut, unpacking the stacks of boxes that still line the basement, and keeping the kiddos from killing each other for real. Raiding the library on a bi-weekly basis, and waiting for the rain to let up so I can spray paint my night tables before it gets really cold. Grocery shopping with a vengeance and a fury, cooking with slightly less fervor. Admiring the kid-generated awesomeness that they come up with once they realize that "bored" is not an option. What have you been up to?
|Charlie and The Chocolate Factory---by||Esti|