Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hanukkah and Latkes

Tomorrow night is the first night of
Hanukkah and I've been out buying potatoes for the holiday dinner. I will be preparing latkes...shredded potatoes, onion flour egg, fried in oil and served with applesauce and sour cream....yummm. The photo shows some being fried in a cast iron skillet! The other photo shows the menorah with two blue candles and the white Sabbath candles in the glass holders. We need to eat early and get to services by 7:30 where there will be music (all kinds, choir, guitar, drums and children singing!) ancient prayers, and candles...a true festival of lights! After services dessert, cakes and even jelly donuts! I will try to take will be a joyous night!


  1. have a wonderful first night. I adore latkes and make them often under the name of potato pancakes.

  2. Oh, of course,,,potato pancakes, yum,,,I love them too!
    Special traditions are such a huge part of any holiday.
    Happy Hanukkah Blue Sky,,,may all your celebrating be huge!

  3. Happy Hanukkah, Mary Ann. Happy candle lighting and music. I just put blue sky in the name of a scarf...

  4. So many of us get caught up in the lights of Christmas we forget about Hanukkah and all the wonderful festivities that go along with it. Happy Hanukkah, Mary Ann. Yumm....jelly donuts. My downfall!

  5. Happy Hanukkah to you and yours, Mary Ann. I could scarf up a few of those glorious latkes right now!

  6. It sounds joyous! Happy Hannukkah to you both, Mary Ann and Pablo.
    I wouldn't mind tasting those golden latkes.

  7. May you and Pablo have a joyous Hanukkah and may all the blessing be with you.

  8. Happy Hanukkah, Mary Ann. Many years ago when we lived in California, our next-door neighbors invited us to their Hanukkah celebration. The dad was on a health kick and made these fat-free latkes which were hard to swallow. :D He should have cut loose for that one night, but being in their celebration was wonderful nonetheless. And you'll have jelly doughnuts too! Oh joy!

  9. Happy Hanukkah! So good to see you two last week. :-)

  10. Tomorrow, definitely potato pancakes..with loads of sour cream..thanks for reminding me!.. and Happy Hanukkah!!

  11. We had a great first night and the latkes were tasty!

    Babs, The celebrating was huge...about 300 plus about a 100 children running, sleeping, singing and generally being loved!

    Maggie, This blue sky saw your wonderful scarf! Thank you the night was perfect!

    Teri, Thank you, the desserts were dreamlike!

    Willow, Latkes are so perfect with applesauce and sour cream!

    Robyn, It was a joyous rainy night with so much music, prayer and clapping and dancing and eating!!

    Pat, Thank you, it was a wonderful only regret was that I forgot my tambourine!

    San, Latkes aren't latkes unless there is oil! Yes, jelly donuts and a long line with anxious'd think we never ate!

    Karen,Thank you we had a great time the candles, prayers and music all special.

    LaDolceVita, Thank you...we all felt blessed in the light of the candles.

  12. well, two days later-- I hope you had a joyous wonderful time and I may try to make potato pancakes now..

  13. Oh... your potatoes sound so yummy... have a beautiful Hanukkah... roxanne

  14. I can see it all now...Happy happy Hanukkah...

  15. Donna, Thank you for your good wishes...this festival lasts six more days...right on time! ha

    Roxanne, Thank you, services with so many people was a warm and loving night!

    Suz, Thank you, it was quite a sight seeing all the little ones lighting their candles!