Rob and the amazing apple pancake at the Original Pancake House.
I have discovered the wonders of iTune extend beyond downloading my favorite music. TV episodes, my friends. Whether it's the season finale of Doctor Who, which I missed because I was in Savannah, or the first Man from U.N.C.L.E., vintage 1964 black-and-white, for a small fee I can download, own, and watch each episode as the mood hits me. On my iPad, through earphones, while I knit. It doesn't get much better than that.
The Jewish holidays slipped by quietly for us. We have not attended services in some years now, but I'm okay with that. My feelings about God and Judaism are the same as always; my methods of practice have shifted and morphed over the past 50 years, and somehow I am back where I started. Which is to say I won't be joining the local Chabad in the near future. If I plan ahead, I can probably Skype next year's High Holy Day services. Yeah, I'm bad. No regrets.
This is how we break the fast ... if we had fasted ...
Today's recipe is brought to you by Traditions-R-Us ... Jewish stuffed peppers in a sweet and sour tomato sauce. I had chopped meat on the brain (and that is not a variation on Mad Cow Disease) and gave Rob the choice of stuffed peppers or Swedish meatballs. Even though there is a jar of lingonberries winking at us everytime we open the pantry door, he went with the peppers, which suited me just fine. One of my very favorite dishes of all time, and one of the first things I learned to cook.
And it is definitely a good day to stay home and cook, because the weather has been worse than awful. It feels like monsoon season in Korea. Twelve days of rain in one of the most fantastic countries on earth. It was worth it.
Nice to be back.