What's For Dinner: Lamb Shank, Challah And Apple Fritters

Lamb shank, challah and apple fritters for Rosh Hashanah

Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

Forget planning for 2016. It's time to celebrate the year 5776. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began last night at sundown. The holiday meals focus on sweet foods to help ring in a sweet new year and round foods to represent continuity, so we put together this dinner menu (with apples and honey galore) to help you celebrate, whether you're Jewish or not.

① Main Course: Manischewitz-Braised Lamb Shank

Balaboosta's Einat Admony had us at "Manischewitz." A long braise in a sweet honey, cinnamon and wine mixture results in melt-in-your-mouth lamb that you'll be thinking about all year long.

② Side Dish: Challah

Breads Bakery makes some of the best challah we've tasted, and with this recipe, even non-New Yorkers can bring the braid to their dinner tables. L'shana tova, indeed.

③ Dessert: Beer-Battered Apple Fritters

They may look like doughnuts, but the base of these cinnamon-doused treats is actually thick apple rings. Think cider doughnuts but fruit—and with a hopped-up tempura batter that makes them perfectly crisp.