I just made this Apple torte. It is not a WW friendly item. But it has deep meaning for me. Years ago my husband complemented my next-door neighbor’s mother on her apple torte. She was from Denmark and didn’t speak much English. Long story short she came over one day and gave me a baking lesson on how to make it. It was crazy considering I don’t speak her language and she didn’t speak mine but we had fun and it was extremely sweet that she was willing to show me how to do it. She has since passed away at a ripe old age, I believe 90+. I still try to make my version of her recipe each year in honor of the Jewish New Year, that begins this Sunday night. It reminds me of that wonderful time we shared with her teaching me how to make her treat. Her son still lives next door to me and is usually in tears each time I bring it over for him to taste. Sorry for the long, possibly boring, post but sometimes you just Gotta make something that’s not necessarily on plan. May we all take advantage of learning the recipes of our prior generations when we still have the opportunity. I wish everyone who is celebrating the Rosh Hashana a sweet new year. And I wish everyone The focus to know when it’s right to make and eat something not on plan and when it’s right to just say no.
I may have posted about this before. If so my apologies.