Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MENORAHS, LATKES and DRIEDELS

I am learning a lot about Hanukkah this year as I observe the celebration with my sister and her family.


Last night they made latkes which were amazingly tasty.  A mix of white potatoes and sweet potatoes.  As many as we wanted with a huge green salad and a nice glass of red wine.


The Dr. did not get called out so we played a long game of driedel with high end chocolate coins.  It is so much fun, I'm going to bring home some little ones and teach Braeden.  (He is loving games these days)  Since birth, Janet has bought each family member an annual driedel.  Some are works or art!  All of them work to spin.


Hanukkah is not a big holiday yet there are so many components to celebrating.  I love learning the meaning behind each of them.  Last of all, we lit our own menorah ... and let it burn all night!


She also has many menorahs so we each have one to light!

Now if we could simply have peace on earth ....

5 comments:

  1. Sounds very interesting. I would like learning that stuff first hand like you did.

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    1. It is better first hand. We also celebrated Seder with them one year. The history they maintain in their religion!

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  2. ..and the oil burned and burned and burned

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    1. What a splurge for them! And fried potatoes AND donuts!

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  3. When we lived in Maryland, I had a Jewish friend who made latkes. Yum.
    We make potato cakes. They have the same ingredients, but they are made with leftover mashed potatoes instead of grated potatoes. Even thought they have similar ingredients, the end product is different. It's so interesting to experience someone else's traditions.

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