Not for me, for my stepmom - I am a cooking maniac who will try just about anything, while she, well, isn’t. What are some Rosh Hashanah side dishes that would go well with beef brisket? She didn’t specify any veggies, or anything that she absolutely isn’t willing to try, but she’s not really an adventurous cook, so they should not involve any unusual ingredients, tons of prep time, or complex techniques.
Go ahead, suggest away! She’s not much of an improviser, either, so recipes would be appreciated.
And if this is too boring for you, I’m also making beef brisket for Rosh Hashanah - my sister and her husband won’t eat cooked veggies, period, or just about anything that isn’t strict meat-and-potatoes. My mom, my boyfriend, and I, however, are willing to try just about anything, and though I swore I was only making the brisket and dessert because I didn’t have the time this weekend or want to host Rosh Hashanah on a Monday night to begin with - long story - chances are that I won’t stick to that promise. Plus we are being overwhelmed by CSA veggies - in the fridge at the moment, I have the following - all organic:
Bok choy, though that is probably looking rather unhappy by now
Pears (not ripe yet)
A huge mango
2 different small lettuces
Spinach (not much, maybe half a pound)
Lemon balm, which I have no idea what to do with
And there’s more - I know I’m forgetting things - plus a rather well-stocked pantry, and you can assume I either already have or know where to find just about any missing ingredient. So go ahead, exercise your creativity! And in return, I will share a virtual slice of what will be our traditional honey-based dessert this year, because my birthday is Sunday and I want a chocolate birthday cake, dammit!