My oldest turned twenty six today.
I am hosting Shabbat/Birthday dinner for her and for some of her friends.
She chose the menu. It’s a Caveman Shabbat. I made beef flanken ribs in a smoky pomegranate mustard marinade.
As per her request I also made jerk chicken wings.
She requested pumpkin pie. I obliged.
The pie is being topped with maple-pecan non dairy ice cream which is being made as I type.
Inspired by my friend Iscah, rabbi educator and artist who sculpts her challot into fanciful shapes including pigs, I made pumpkin shaped challot.
Here they are before baking
And now, after..
And here is my daughter on her first birthday.
She’s even cuter now.