Fall..and Sukkot:)

Ah…………Fall.

Take a peek outside. Are there more leaves off your trees than on? fall-aniuddy.gif

Are ya sneakin your toesies into those cozy slippers or socks at night?

Is it getting dark on your way home from work already?

The dead giveaway: Cranberry sauce and pumpkin spice up and down the aisles at the supermarket.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
(Albert Camus)

Want a real treat on a cool Autumn night?
Try this:
Hot Cranberry Cider

Mmmmmmmmm.

Grab yourself:
6 cups of apple cider
5 cups Cranberry Juice

3 tablespoons of brown sugar
3-4 cinnamon sticks

1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
and 3/4 lemon, thinly sliced

Combine the apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, lemon slices and cloves.

Bring them all to a boil.
Reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove the cinnamon, cloves, and lemon slices .

Serve it hot, hot hot.kiss.gif

Yummmmm…………joy.gif

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and……………of course…..HAPPY AND JOYOUS SUKKOT!

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Ah yes…………For forty years, our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert, following the Exodus from Egypt. Yes…Good ole Egypt. (sound familiar)?eek

Stunning and miraculous “clouds of glory” surrounded and shielded them from all the dangers of the desert.

So we remember G-d’s kindness and reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a sukkah.

What’s a sukkah?einstein

Awww…It’s a hut of temporary construction with a roof covering of branches.

It’s decorated with fruits and lights and shiny, sparkly decorations.
For seven days and nights, Jews eat all their meals in the sukkah and otherwise regard it as their temporary home.

After all …this entire world is truly our “temporary home”..Is it not sweet Friends?

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Please watch or listen..You won’t regret it.

19 Responses to “Fall..and Sukkot:)”

  1. Katie says:

    Fall foods…last harvest of the year. Squash soup, turkey and chicken, venison and fish. Eating it in a Sukkot with a leaky roof.

    Have a good holiday.

  2. Bob Mack says:

    1st frost is when fall begins for me…the cran-cider recipe sounds good as is, but I believe I’ll add a jigger or two of apple brandy for extra body…

  3. Bunni says:

    Hi Angel! Have a blessed Sukkot and the best Fall ever!

    All your food pics and recipes look YUMMY!
    I know the Good Lord has you protected with “clouds of glory” too!

    I love Fall, it’s the prettiest season. Luved that cute gif of the chipmonks too ;-)

  4. Comedy Plus says:

    What a great post and the video made me cry. Not tears of loss but tears of joy.

    Have a terrific fall in your temporary home. Big hugs. :)

  5. Brooke says:

    I gotta go on a diet every time I visit your blog!

  6. amanofwonder says:

    Hope your fall celebration brings a bountiful harvest and a dry Sukkot.

  7. Leticia says:

    Absolutely LOVE those pics and thank you for the recipe!

  8. cube says:

    Angel, I live in Florida. It’s many shades of green and hot three fourths of the year. I live fall vicariously through your blog.

  9. eots says:

    I’m hosting a Sukkot party for the little ones this evening. I realized yesterday that now that I have kids it’s an extra long holiday season starting with the Jewish New Year and ending with the Christian New Year. One holiday after another without a break. I’m not complaining. Not really.
    Happy Sukkot!

  10. Karen Howes says:

    Lovely, Angel– happy Sukkot!

  11. Carol-Christian Soldier says:

    I’m with Brooke AFA the dieting necessity when I view your food photos and recipes (-:

    Temporary Home- great song. and video Angel–

    Carol-CS

  12. Kid says:

    Very Nice ! Hope you’re enjoying it all

  13. Teresa says:

    The leaves have started falling here in Pa. I love apple cider and pumpkin bread. Fall is a beautiful time of year. Happy Fall to you, Angel!

  14. Kevin says:

    “Ah yes…………For forty years, our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert, following the Exodus from Egypt.”

    My Mom told me that it took 40 years because Moses wouldn’t stop and ask for directions.

  15. Gramma2Many says:

    I am going to make the Cider for Thanksgiving:) Thanks for the new perspective on fall. I always dread it because it means winter is lurking around the corner.
    I often wonder if Sukkot also includes a version of Manna in the menu:)

  16. Always On Watch says:


    The dead giveaway: Cranberry sauce and pumpkin spice up and down the aisles at the supermarket.

    And pumpkin lattes at Starbucks too!

  17. Always On Watch says:

    PS: Love that quote from Camus.

  18. Jenny the Pirate says:

    Girl I’ll make a big old pot of that cider if you’ll get your pretty self down here and drink it with me! Oh and bring some of those chocolate donuts with sprinkles.

  19. recover files says:

    Enjoy the fall. Nice pictures of the food.