Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Last night (Wednesday) marked the first of the 8 nights of Hanukkah. We lit the menorah, and drank a bottle of wine to celebrate.
Our new oil menorah (a wedding present getting its first use)!
That makes today the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, a phenomenon that has only occurred once before and won't occur again for 70,000 years (and its pretty ridiculous to think we'll still be celebrating Thanksgiving in 70,000 years anyways) so the internet got a little crazy about it!
Thanksgivukkah official facebook
Menurkey: Menorah + Turkey 
Thanksgivukkah menu
Thanksgivukkah doughnuts
Thanksgivukkah swag
...and more
We totally bought the Thanksgivukkah cards and mailed them to the family... easy way to sidestep the holiday card conundrum this year!
Monday night we wrote them and mailed them out to relatives, so I hope they make it by the weekend.

Today we are going to my friend's place for Thanksgiving dinner. He's deep frying a turkey (perfect for a Thanksgiving overlapping with the "miracle of the oil" holiday), I'm bringing challah stuffing. For Yom Kippur I made 2 challahs, one to eat and one to freeze. I still hadn't pulled it out of the freezer after 3 months, so I figured stuffing was a good use. I cubed it yesterday and set it out to stale overnight, per the recipe.
I also made Martha Stewart's pumpkin chocolate chip squares for dessert, quickly becoming my go-to fall recipe: I've already made them for 2 other events this fall! They are delicious and pretty easy, but they do need to cool completely before you cut them (or they fall apart and end up on the floor- personal experience) so I made them last night and cut them this morning.
Now I'm chilling on the couch sipping a mimosa and watching the parade... almost time to make the stuffing before heading to my friend's house at 2.

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Thanksgivukkah! 

Edited to add:
Finally the Hanukkah float made its way through the parade. I was waiting for this all day! Yay!

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