So, I got to meet Brent's family for the first time and it was a totally awesome experience! An experience it was, because I got to see for the first time ever, what I imagine is a traditional Jewish brunch. As a born and raised Southern Baptist girl (I won’t go into my current religious views), I was never exposed to all this, so I have to admit, I was fascinated. They had bagels and lox and sable and other fish spreads that I’m still not sure what they were. Oh yea, and a full do-it-yourself bar for bloody marys, mimosas,
screw drivers, etc. I’m not sure if the bar is part of Jewish tradition or if that is just the way this family rolls, but Baptist families sure don’t have that at breakfast, or really ever. There was also some fabulous coffee cake and other tasty homemade treats.
Next time I go to Maryland, I think I’ve decided that I’ll just have to eat fish when I go. I missed out on a Maryland crab cake and I really was curious about the whole lox with tomatoes and spreads that were slathered on the bagel. I’ve never heard of sable and Brent wasn’t willing to try it for me; he’s so selfish sometimes, geez. Next time, I’ll just have to dig in!
I’m anxious to learn more about Jewish traditions, beyond food. I’m so interested in learning some of the phrases and such. I only have a few tidbits and am uncertain of the correct time to use them. For example, I gave a little speech at the birthday party and my only regret is not saying Mazal tov at the end… maybe next time.
So, for now, Mazal tov!