There’s an acorn squash on my countertop.
There’s canned pumpkin in the cupboard.
I’ve got a half-bushel of apples next to the microwave.
And there’s a big turkey in the freezer.
Yup yup, it’s fall Sukkot.
Don’t be fooled by those who tell you that Passover is the ultimate holiday for eating, or that Rosh Hashanah dinners are huge endeavors. Sukkot takes the cake (and eats it, too), as THE Jewish food holiday, as we are supposed to eat all possible meals outside in our temporary dwellings.
So for those of you looking for inspiration for Sukkot food, try this one for a sample daily menu:
Pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup
Pumpkin spice coffee
Green salad with pomegranate seeds
Matzah Ball soup
Fall bagel selection (pumpkin pie, apple/cranberry, cinnamon raisin)
A big old roasted turkey
Cranberry sauce (more on this for Thanksgivukkah)
Stuffed acorn squash
You’ve got eight days to plan your Sukkot deliciousness, so feel free to work in some lentil soup, grilled veggies, crock pot brisket, shakshuka, peach cobbler, homemade bread, and more. Luckily I’ve got a few days off for the holidays so I’ll have time to experiment.
Chag sameach, and happy eating.
Reprinted with permission from JewishBoston.com