Welcome back to real life!
It’s been a month of spiritual highs, celebration, singing, drowning in a sea of laundry, and food, food, and more food! But now we’re coming down, and it’s time to get back to a regular rhythm.
While the machines are going (right now, there’s my dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, and my wonderful vacuuming robot going in my house), it’s time to write down what worked and what didn’t this Sukkot/Shmeni Atzeret/Simchat Torah.
Speaking of Simchat Torah, what time did you get home? The first year we lived here, we had guests and the different minyans got done at very different times. This year, we didn’t invite guests from another minyan, but I know now that we’ll finish between 1:20 and 1:45, and that there is an annual big kiddush at shul that fed us. Knowing that will help me work things more conveniently in the future.
Some other things on my list to note:
- Something in the crockpot for each of the three lunches works really well (More on this later)
- Doubling or tripling kugels for Rosh Hashanah or the first days and then freezing for use on Sukkot is great!
- Sukkah: some rust spots will need to be repainted (do you need more lights or more schach?)
- Rice crispie treats and brownies like these were the most popular desserts.