How did you break it?

Thank you for all the comments about our bull fight party. I want to remind everyone that they do NOT kill the bulls during these bull fights. The bulls just run up and down the streets and people will poke at him with umbrellas. The bull WILL occasionally get a skinned knee (or two or three) but I have not seen one seriously hurt yet. I have seen more people get hurt than bulls this summer.

So far my trip home has been great. My first night home my sister made me dinner since I was exhausted and starving. She made me a vegan black pepper steak on a whole wheat roll with mushrooms and sweet potato. It was very delicious. I wish I could get vegan black pepper steak on the island, but that really won't happen.

My sister is really great at creating things in the kitchen, so hopefully she will cook more for me while I am here visiting.

One of the main reasons I decided to come home now was that there was a major Jewish holiday yesterday called Yom Kippur, which is known as the Day of Atonement. It is the holiest day of the year and we fast on this day. After a long day of not eating we gather to "break the fast".
So here is how we BROKE IT at our house...

LOX (AKA smoked salmon)
Toppings for the BAGELS
These are filled with cheese. We also had blintzes (cheese and apple) but I didn't get a good pic of those.
BAGELS
Noodle KUGEL
And for dessert...RAINBOW CAKE
I love this. This was THE cake of my childhood. Almost every Friday night at my grandmother's house we had this cake. This one has jam in between the layers, but they also come with chocolate in between. I have also had this as a 5 layer cake with the addition of a bright blue layer.
Of course we had fruit too
And this is a Middle Easter dessert. It is like shredded wheat on top of custard. I asked my family what the name of it was and I am not really sure how it is spelled, but it was really good.
So that is how we broke it at our house.

QUESTION: How did you break the fast if you observed Yom Kippur yesterday?
After a long night of fasting (since you were sleeping), how did you break the fast (hence "breakfast") this morning?

8 comments:

The Candid RD said...

I commend you for fasting, and all the Jews out there for fating as well! I couldn't do it. I guess if I grew up always fasting on that day, however, I would be used to it. It just sounds so difficult!! I would probably PIG OUT the next day. That being said, I LOVE lox and bagels. We have a bagel shop in our area called Blocks, and it's owned by a Jewish family. They have tons of different bagels and cream cheeses, plus plenty of lox :) So delicious. This morning for my "breaking of the fast"..haha, I had cereal and berries!

Have a great time with your sister today :)

Astra Libris said...

I just discovered your blog through Gina's blog, and I'm so glad I did! Kudos to you for triumphing through the fast, and breaking the fast so beautifully! A belated happy Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! :-) I wrote a post about a bundt cake yesterday, in the hopes that the thoughts of deliciousness would help me through the fast, but of course it just made it worse... :-p I just read your comment on Gina's blog and I completely sympathize - fasting always makes me feel dreadfully ill (as opposed to my family members, who just float through fasts - go figure! :-). I'm very impressed with your method of keeping you blood sugar up without having an actual meal throughout the day - bravo to you for coming up with such a good method!

Our dinner for breaking the fast last night wasn't nearly as festive or traditional as yours, but we did have honey cake for dessert... :-)

*Naomi* said...

hey i just found you!! Yes i did the fasting too! ohh yom kippur is one of my least fav holidays! haha only because of the lack of food BUT the breakfast is obv the best part!

we had lots of bagels all sorts of kinds (i had a half of wheat)
-lox and all the veggie fix ins
-spreads
-whitefish salad
-jello mold
-asian slaw salad
-desserts GALORE including a HUGE plate fo fruit salad that was awesome!!
-3 types of kugel!!

glad you had a an easy fast!!

Stareared Kid said...

When we broke the fast we went to my parents house. My mom made: homemade macaroni and cheese, this amazing spinach, artichoke and cream cheese dish, cooked tomatoes, barley, and she made hot dogs in crescent rolls. We also had bagels with cream cheese and butter. Mind you, there were only 4 people eating this meal!

It was delicious!

kristen :) said...

Your feast looks wonderful!! Is it called kunafi? Maybe not because I think it had cheese in it. There is an awesome bakery called Amena, but it's far from us now. The owners are from nazareth. Everything is so good!!

Anonymous said...

I love how pretty that rainbow cake looks inside :) Looks like a great way to break the fast!

Emily said...

The Yom Kippur feast looks amazing. The rainbow cake is so colorful, too.

Your sister sounds like a great cook. What is a vegan black pepper steak made of?

Anonymous said...

I love salmon & tomatoes on my bagel :) I really just love bagels haha.

glad to hear your first day went well!

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