The Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah, begins tonight at sundown, and there are so many traditions to mark this joyous occasion. The one I am going to talk about though in today’s blog is the tradition of eating apples and honey for its super sticky sweetness as a reminder to bring sweetness into the new year ahead.
For 24 hours, we’ll be munching away on this amazingly delicious treat wondering why we don’t eat it all year long as a snack. Apples and honey is quite the combo — so good! Even if you’re not Jewish, make sure to try it. It’s Delish!
When the 24 hours is over, however, I am always stuck with the same dilemma….jars of unused honey that usually pile up and end up tossed several months later. I hate wasting, so this year I am determined to find interesting recipes for my leftover honey. Here are a few that I have found and that struck me as seeming especially great. As you’re reading through them, enjoy today’s super sweet song to mark the New Year. “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” or “I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops is as sweet as you can get. Shanah tovah umetukah (A sweet New Year) to all!
Honey Roasted Carrots (From Southern Living)- CLICK HERE for the recipe
Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings (From The Food Network) –CLICK HERE for the recipe
Pumpkin Honey Bread (From Honey.com) – CLICK HERE for the recipe
Happy New Year, Honey – Apples & Honey Cocktail (From BonAppetit.com) – CLICK HERE for the recipe
Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon (From EatingWell.com) –CLICK HERE for the recipe
Riesling Baked Pears (From EatingWell.com) – CLICK HERE for the recipe