This past week, I attended the Masbia Chop Hunger event in New York City. For those of you who may not know, Masbia is a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry that provides hot, nutritious meals for hundreds of New Yorkers in desperate need of food.
It is hard to believe that there are so many people right here in New York in need of food. While so many of us are snapping images of incredible meals, others are hungry for just for food. In addition to the Masbia hot-meal program, they also give out bags of much needed groceries every week to those with not enough at home. This is done through their weekend take-home package program.
Masbia works to not only feed the hungry, but to provide free, wholesome, and delicious meals for people in a restaurant-style environment, with volunteer waiters serving each person with respect and dignity.
We contribute whenever we can, and Masbia is here to help all of us. Check out the EZ Tzimmes recipe that was created by Mr. Primetime. This receipt was in the first Tzimmes Recipe Booklet, one of 50 variations of Tzimmes from chefs from near and far. You can find me here or look below.
EZ Tzimmes Recipe
Serves 20/SIMANIM: Carrots
1 lb carrots
2 lbs sweet potato
1 cup prunes
1 cup dried apricots
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350. Cut up carrots and sweet potatoes into 1 to 2 inch chunks. Low boil them for 20 minutes. Drain. Put all ingredients into bowl and mix. Cover with foil and bake for ½ hour.
What’s your go to Tzimmes recipe? Have any other Rosh Hashanah favorites you’d like to share?
Most importantly, may it be a sweet new year!