Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Let the Latkes Begin!

Our first night of Hanukkah Latke Dinner was postponed by one day because of Michael's holiday concert at school.

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.



Somewhat Ordinary said...

Happy Hanukkah! Sounds like a great night. We went to my mom's and enjoyed pumpkin pancakes instead of potato pancakes. My mom doesn't like latkes! I had to tell her the tradition isn't about eating PANCAKES it is that frying the latkes symbolizes the oil that burned for 8 days. You would think she would know this seeing as she was the one raised in a Jewish home.

Susan & Chris said...

Sounds like a great time! I hope that you and Brad get to enjoy the rest of Hanukkah with the kids as well as a wonderful Christmas. Funny that the captcha was SCROIL, my new Jewish sounding work for oil!

Fry one or so for me!

Blessings for peace and prosperity! Sounds like it was a wonderful time. I always had trouble with getting the foil off the gelt.

With you, I will agree and celebrate the traditional blessing:

Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe,
Who wrought miracles for our fathers in days of old, at this season.


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