Monday, December 03, 2018

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah 2018 kicked off nicely last night.

Commemorating the recapturing of Jerusalem, the re-dedication of the Temple, and the overthrow and removal of the Graeco-Syrian invaders from Israel, it's a very happy holiday.

We had a party at our house with a bunch of family friends.

This, of course, meant preparing by making lots of latkas.

Following the recipe we indeed did make lots and lots of latkas, almost 100 in fact.

Many a potato was peeled yesterday. They were a big hit and one of the guest families brought homemade apple sauce which was excellent and went really well with the latkas. The latkas were consumed in job lots by the guests and everyone liked them. Lots of other food and libations were also served and everyone had a great time.

We lit the candles for the first night and then the gifts for the kids began.

We did it as a Chinese fire drill technique - the kids randomly drew a number and #1 went first and unwrapped a gift. #2 could take #1's gift or open another one.

Interestingly, the kids were hesitant to take each other's gifts and kept going back to the pile. Lots of fun in any case.

After the families had left, our kids got their first night gifts from us and enjoyed them as well.

So a very Happy Hanukkah to all my readers.

1 comment:

drjim said...

Looks delicious! My Polish family also had some potato specialties that only came out this time of year.

Hope you have a very Happy Hanukkah!