Although we are not religious, we still like to celebrate the holidays of both our traditions. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and begins the Ten Days of Awe which end up on Yom Kippur. As with all good holidays, the emphasis is on food.
I discovered a few years ago that in the Sephardic tradition there are foods that have special meaning for the holiday. So we no longer just have apples and honey but also beans, gourds, fish (goldfish crackers), beets, dates, and several more. Plus, you are supposed to make puns out of the food names! What fun! John was our leader and the kids and grandkids were willing participants.
Our daughter made a round challah which was delicious!
For dinner we had what we call Autumn Soup. It is a mixture of apples, sweet potato, rutabaga, onion, butternut squash, and carrot pureed in stock and then enriched with cream and butter. It is yummy!
We also had a large salad and I even made an apple tart for dessert. We are wishing for ourselves and the rest of the world peace, prosperity, and happiness in the coming year.