So, tonight, the second night of Hanukkah, we had some friends over and had a great time making latkes and enjoying the Hanukkah lights. Ana came by with a couple of her furry pals. Willow enjoyed playing with Rykka and Jule, German Shepards that she has known all her life. Our friends Paul and John rounded out our table.
We had apples and caramel dipping sauce, LATKES, pot roast and vegetable medley. Some jellied filled pastries and gelt finished the meal. It was fun, especially when Ana took over the latke making part--she did a great job! (Meanwhile, I left a plastic spatula in hot oil--and fried a spatula to death!)
After dinner, we had a game of Driedal. Michael won (which is only fair, as the children usually get all the Gelt anyways!)
Willow has a sweet tooth like you would never believe. As soon as she got home she wanted chocolate from the advent calendar. After she was diverted, she was fine--until she saw those Gelts! She had a little fit about having them before the game had started...but in the end, she did indeed get two of them.
Everyone had tons of latkes and plenty of fun!
I am so glad we do this tradition, it is so much fun to share in the holiday spirit.