This year Thanksgiving collides with Hanukkah in Jewish Houses. The good news is that we kill two birds with one stone so to speak.
Hanukkah is the easiest Jewish Holiday around here. We usually eat fried foods (to remember the miracle of a little bit of oil lasting 8 days) and light a menorah. There is no temple-going, no traditional meals,etc.
Thanksgiving in my family is more traditional and rigid. I have hosted it for many years. One year my husband and decided to bbq instead of making the traditional meal and it went over like a lead balloon (Any dinner party that I host where my husband bbqs is so much easier for me and so much tastier as I am not a good cook!)
This is the first time that these two holidays will be occurring on the same day and it won't happen again for 70,000 years! I have no idea what to make or how to decorate.
I'm going with silver and blue as my color scheme for decorating. I've spray painted some traditional thanksgiving items silver and my table decor will be unique and funny.
I'm thinking of this menu…Please give opinions.
Beef brisket (made by my mom and totally delicious)
Potato latkes (pancakes) with apple sauce
Noodle kugel (It is sweet and delicious)
Mini peacan pies and mini jelly donuts (a hanukkah thing)
Lots of alcohol.
Is it okay if I don't serve anything green?
Is it okay if I don't have sweet potatoes?
Opinions please blogging friends?