Yay! I love beef salami!(Can't eat the ones mixed with pork, for obvious reasons.) Such good stuff! Makes me hungry just thinking about it.It was still colder than normal today.I had such a hard time sleeping.I barely got any in, and next thing I know I hear my alarm go off.I said, you know I really need to get some sleep, and turned over. Which, actually was great (and healthy) that I could get some sleep, but I had forgotten I had a lot of stuff I wanted to do today.Oh well.
Since it would be easier to see both on one day, I called to reschedule my therapist and psychiatrist appointments. It sounded like the receptionist was a bit confused about it.But, we managed to find times that both were free on the same day. Sometimes, that's difficult to do. So, wahoo!It'll be like killing 2 birds with one stone.
Mom made a really awesome chicken salad for lunch. Its got canned chicken, craisins, mayo, some honey, and celery mixed together. It was tasty!I got all the parts translated in the 1st step of how to cook the udon. I just have to put it all together, and make a coherent sentence.
Mom's going to make the honey cake this year for Rosh Hashanah. That's always awesome.Its got chocolate, honey, coffee (triple strength- whoa!), orange peel, and some other stuff. I decided, since she only has energy to make the cake this year, I'll make the teiglach. I'm a little nervous about it, though.It'll be the first time I've made it. It's dough pieces cooked in a honey, orange zest (usually lemon), and ginger sauce or syrup. Then, you put walnuts on top. It turns into a really sticky gooey mess. But, it's oh so good!While it sits for a while in the honey, sometimes it gets really hard. It's almost like you can break your teeth on the stuff.It's so worth it, though. We just went to the store to get everything, plus something for tonight, and tomorrow night. We're having something simple tonight, since both Mom and I are going to be cooking for the holiday. It's ravioli and some pasta sauce in a jar. The sauce we found sounds really good.They call it garlic roasted garlic. What's better than garlic on top of garlic? Tomorrow, will be my mom's famous stuffed cabbage. That stuff is awesome!It's a recipe from my great great aunt Bessie. (I think that was her name.) So, its been in the family for a while.That means, I'll have to continue that tradition eventually.It's kind of a sweet and sour dish. There's a rice, beef, raisin sort of mixture inside the cabbage, cooked in a tomato based sauce. I don't remember everything that's in it, though. Can't wait to have it again!We'll have to eat it early, and quickly get to services.The shofar will be blasted, and I think there are going to be a few guest musicians. There's a lot of other awesome things in the service too.Then, it's the tasty dessert potluck.The next day, there's services in the morning, and Tashlich. Tashlich (in English: casting off) is where we go to a natural body of flowing water and toss bread crumbs in. It symbolizes us 'casting off' our sins from last year and starting with a blank slate for the new year. We usually go to a really interesting pier with lots of starfish and different species of birds. Really kind of pretty, too.While we throw the crumbs out, we sing songs and watch the birds go after them. It's kind of fun.