I mentioned that I wanted to give you my Tzimmes-recipe, so here it is! I have already made this dish twice during this Pesach, and am still enjoying the leftovers.
Now, before we get to the recipe, -we find ourselves before yet another erev chag. And you may be asking yourself how come I all of a sudden have time to sit and write a blog-post in the middle of the afternoon before a holiday evening. (Because of course we are hosting again, – there will be ten of us around the table tonight.) The answer is, – my husband has volunteered to prepare the meal for tonight! Yes, he even chose the menu and wrote the shopping list! Be encouraged, – we are seeing miracles in our days!!
I still made the dessert and the soup, and will do the salad and of course the table-decorations, – we don’t want to go totally overboard. But again, – he is making the main dishes! And we are all excited about it!
Back to the Tzimmes. This is a traditional holiday side-dish which I make just about every Pesach and Rosh Hashanah. It definitely falls in the category of comfort-food with it’s mushy-ness and sweetness in spite of not being a dessert. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do:
Lots of sweet potatoes
As many sliced apricots and prunes as you would like
Cinnamon to taste
Some orange juice
Possibly some honey
Peel and slice both sweet potatoes and carrots. Then you cook those together. There should be maybe 80 % sweet potatoes, and 20 percent carrots. After they are done, you pour out the water and put the carrots and sweet potatoes in a baking dish. Add apricots, prunes and cinnamon to taste. Add the orange juice, and honey if you want. Mix it all together. Taste a spoon of it, and add more of whatever you think will improve the flavor!
This is a very convenient dish to just keep hot on the hotplate, or you can heat it in your oven if you’d like. I love eating this next to meat and gravy and mashed potatoes. That tastes like a chag (holiday) to me!
Chag sameach, everyone!