Our special Shabbat Seder was a success!
We lit the candles.
Pronounced the blessing over the bread and wine (juice really. :-) )
And ate dinner!
(No pic of the steak and chicken. I mean really, it's steak and chicken.)
Here's the Israeli Salad.
Spinach Cheese Squares which turned out to be a huge success. Our son is the pickiest eater I've ever seen and has never eaten anything green. He asked what the strongest flavor in this dish was and I answered "Cheese"! Surprising us all, he tried one, loved it and ate 3 back-to-back. This will now be a staple in our home. LOL.
And, Sweet Potato Pudding. Great thing about this recipe is it's healthy! It's sweetened with grated apple and spices. So yummy.
Our plan was to finish the evening with back yard games, but it started to rain during dinner. So, we played board games instead. It was our best Shabbat to date.
During this time of year, Jews all over the world are physically taking time to examine their lives in regards to repentance before the Lord. One thing that we take time to think about is relationships we've had over the past 12 months. Have we been offended? Have we offended someone else? What can we do to bring atonement to these situations? Sometimes it's difficult to think about friendships or acquaintances that have caused hurt in our lives, but hurts can become a barrier between us and God. I encourage all of us during this time to examine our relationships and ask the Lord for strategy on how to bring amends to these situations, whether it require us to forgive or to ask for forgiveness.
And, mark your calendar! Rosh ha-Shanah is coming up starting at sundown September 8, 2010 (Elul 29, 5770)