Update: Senior Year, Rosh Hashanah Baking 5778
It has been an exhausting transition back into the school year. I like seeing my friends regularly and having structure in my day, but waking up at 6:30 every morning is not my cup of tea. This year I'm taking IB Spanish Literature, IB European History, IB Chemistry, IB Biology, IB Math, Theory of Knowledge (IB Philosophy), and IB English. What a mouthful. When my mom came home from back-to-school night she told me "I was sitting there as they explained the classes, and it sounds like a lot of work! All I could think was I'm glad I don't have to do it!" Thanks, mom. IB Chemistry should be harder than Environmental Science, which I took last year, and the math (my worst subject) should also be more difficult than pre-calculus, but I am thankful that the full rigor of these clases has not yet set in.
This year for Rosh Hashanah, I celebrated the first night (Erev Rosh Hashanah) at my grandparents' house. We're cousins with Guy Raz from NPR and we had his family over too, which is always fun. I had school that day so I only made challah, pictured bellow. It's my Grandma Karen's recipe (the one I posted a few weeks ago), and I just formed the loaves in a circle which is traditional for Rosh Hashanah.
The next night my family hosted my dad's side of the family. We had his parents over and my cousins, aunt, and uncle. I made more challah, an apple pie, and mint chocolate chip brownies. I didn't love the apple pie recipe that I followed, but the brownies were delicious----the normal recipe on here but I threw in some Guittard mint chocolate chips (mint flavored white chocolate chips). And my grandma was happy she didn't have to make the challah.
That's all I have for this week, but I'm looking into some fall flavors in the coming weeks. Think muffins. Shana Tova!