There was a time in my (early mommy-ing) life when I was all over the different parshat hashavua desserts - one year I built a Noah's ark out of rice-krispie treats and used all the little Fischer Price people and the animals as decorations. Another year I made six different colored frostings and made a rainbow cake. Once, I even recreated the seven days of creation on cupcakes. But that was a long time ago and this is now.
I still enjoy a long drawn out food project, but I find that I don't have the same kind of time these days. So in the spirit of fun rainbow treats for parshat Noach - and in no direct competition at all to any of the gorgeous rainbow challahs, cupcakes, layered cakes and colorful salads that are strewn across Facebook, pinterest, instagram and I have no idea where else, I present to you The Lazy (Wo)Man's Rainbow Challah.
Can I tell you a secret?
This challah? It wasn't even fresh. (shhhh....)
I did make challah this week but I forgot all about all the rainbow-y goodness until I checked Facebook this morning and staring back at me were so many pretty and colorful treats. I considered baking something but the oven is full, school ends in a two short hours and I'm in the middle of allergy-proofing my son's room because he tested positive for an allergy to dust mites this week and adding baking to the vacuuming and curtain dusting? No. Just no.
But. But! I did have an extra challah in the freezer from succos. I rebrushed it with some egg wash and added the sprinkles. I'm willing to bet money you could do the very same thing with a challah that you picked up at the bakery on the way to work. I know. Crazytown.
But you know what? Not crazytown. Because rainbows have lots of colors and whatever multi-step creation I'd choose to make would also make me many many bowls to wash. And people who don't wash their shabbos dishes until Monday (or maybe Tuesday (hi ma!)) do not need to add more dirty bowls to the sink.
And this? When you mix the egg wash in a plastic cup with a plastic fork, this becomes a no-bowl rainbow challah.
It's okay, you can say it. I love you too.