3 on Thursday / Bits & Bites

3 on Thursday

We have made it through the high holidays!  I hope everyone who celebrated Yom Kippur had an easy fast and a nice break the fast.  It looks like a French Dip Friday (or as we like to say, Friendship Friday) get together is forming so that’s something nice to look forward to.  Otherwise, I don’t have much planned for the weekend.  I really enjoyed being active last Saturday, so maybe I’ll plan some sort of activity.

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I just finished reading “The Great Santini” by my favorite author, Pat Conroy.  I loved this passage about being Southern, roots that Pat Conroy narrates better than anybody else. 

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I’m excited to tackle all three of the magazines I brought home from work this week.  Particularly, I can’t wait to dive into the November issue of Cooking Light.  It looks like such a goodie.

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Traditionally, my family has never done anything major the evening Yom Kippur begins.  While we would always go to my Grandparents’ home, this meal is unlike the other holiday dinners in that it’s far more relaxed.  There’s no official start time and people come and go throughout the evening.  We keep the meal light so as not to stretch our stomachs (to make the next day’s fast easier).  The menu primarily consists of chicken soup and eggs that Mildred makes to order, any way we like them.  My Grandparents actually have a full service soda fountain in the living room and at the end of the meal my Grandma would make milkshakes for the kids.  I always loved the casual vibe, intimacy, and personalization.  Here in NYC, Albert and I have decided to keep it intimate and low key with just the two of us at home.  I try to recreate the meal by going to Sarge’s for soup and eggs to order (I go scrambled with cheese, Albert goes with an omelette).  Albert is still learning how some of the holidays work and is getting used to not being able to snack in front of me once the kitchen closes at the end of the meal.  We’re still obviously figuring out our traditions, but that’s part of the fun!

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