With under 20 ingredients (plus pantry items), you can mix and match to prepare any (Ashkenazi) Jewish Holiday Meal. Just remember to buy onions. A lot of onions.
Appetizer: mix and match: pickles, pickled beets, pickled fish, pickled mushrooms, pickled tomatoes, eggs. Gefilte fish as desired. Serve with pickled horseradish. **If Passover, make salad of egg, parsley, horseradish, apples & nuts, lettuce and roasted lamb shank. Serve with salt water dressing and matzoh croutons. Feminists: add an orange. Vegetarians may substitute beet for the lamb shank.
Main dish: Is it Yom Kippur Break-fast? Yes – Lox. All other holidays: choice of Roasted Chicken or Brisket.
Soup: Is it Yom Kippur? Sorry, no soup. All other holidays: Matzo Ball
Starch: Is it Hanukah? Yes—Potato Latkes No: Is it Passover? Yes – potato kugel. All other holidays: Noodle kugel
Starch #2 – Bread: Is is Passover? Yes – Matzoh. Is it Yom Kippur Break-fast? Yes – Bagels. All other holidays: Challah
Vegetable: Is it Passover? Yes – Parsley. All other holidays, choose from the following: including Passover: carrots, beets, string beans (or a combination of the above). Add onions.
Dessert: Is it Rosh Hashanah? Yes – apples & honey. Is it Purim? Yes – Hamentaschen. All other holidays: combine flour, nuts, cinnamon and apple (optional) into desired form, unless it is Passover, at which time replace the flour with wine.
Special Bonus meal:
Breakfast: If Passover, combine matzoh & egg. Serve with salt.
And of course, what would a Jewish holiday meal be without the
grape juice Manischewitz?