Friday, September 10, 2010

שנה טובה ומתוקה



I'm honoring the Jewish Holiday with some Spiced Apple Cake, a recipe from M.S. Milliken & S. Feniger, otherwise known as the Two Hot Tamales. There is a cool Guava-lime cream cheese topping and I think it sounds very moist. I found it on the web while searching for the meaning of Rosh Hashanah. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing and that's what I got. Sounds like the holiday is about some extra prayers, a blowing of a ram's horn and judgement. Basically its like a more elaborate yearly evaluation review at work but instead of your half-wit boss, its God and he's got all the stuff you've done on some list. If you're semi-righteous, you can repent for 10 days and maybe you'll get your name written in His book, which is what you want. That's like 'corrective action', which I got slammed with one time for not ringing a cash transaction correctly and they gave me 30 days to make sure I wasn't making it a habit. The 'wicked' though get ixnayed out of the book altogether and that is the book of the living, so that is not good at all. Oh, and one of the ceremonial foods includes apples to symbolize a sweet new year.

When I worked at the Western Messenger Company in San Francisco, we would get calls from Jews for Jesus for pick-ups and I was young and dumb and apparently deaf and thought they were saying Juice for Jesus and I went home more days than I'd like to admit wondering why people would need to offer up orange juice to the Gods.

I'm hoping the boys enjoy this cake as a little treat. P will take it with him to the German bar on Saturday night.

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