Hanukkah is the festival of lights, 8 crazy nights. Hanukkah is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. During the holiday of hanukkah I have always enjoyed playing the dreidel against my friends and family. Dreidel comes from the word in Yiddish, meaning “to turn around.” For more about the game of dreidel
Traditional foods that are fried in oil, representing the holy oil in the temple are eaten on hanukkah. The traditional foods are potato latkes/ doughnuts (requirements), brisket, short ribs, noodle kugel and apple sauce/sour cream. My mother always makes potato latkes and homemade applesauce. You have act quick in my house when the food is hot and ready. My dad loves all the hanukkah food my mother makes but who can blame him with fresh deliciousness are around.
My dad really knows how to celebrate the holiday. Potato latkes with both applesauce and sour cream. He cuts the brisket thin and likes to use the leftovers in his sandwiches for lunch the next day. For dessert it is a jelly donut, all different forms of apple’s (sauce, juice, slices & pieces) and sweet noodle kugel (like my grandma from the old country taught my mother to make. Effin delicious). This year, I plan to experiment a bit with my hanukkah food. I am going to explore making a potato latkes grilled cheese. Please share your creations, fails and success stories with us on Twitter and Instagram @HeavenlyEating. Share and Like us on Facebook.