This year, it was just my side of the family. My sister, brother-in-law and nephew were in from out of town so it was extra special. My food was delicious , yet heavy (Jewish food is heavy and we all know how you feel after a Thanksgiving dinner). I served Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, potato latkes (pancakes), corn soufflé, Kughel (Jewish noodle pudding), and my mom brought her famous and fabulous beef brisket (another Jewish tradition). Desserts were pecan pie, red velvet cake and Jelly Donuts (a Hannukah food). I wish that these to holidays were always celebrated on the same day! So many calories, yet soooo good.
Everyone got a along (we always do) and it was just a great night. Lots to be thankful for.
As I woke up this morning, for the first time, in a long time, I had nothing that I HAD to do. I was so grateful for that.
Today my husband's creative brother is coming over to finish up this year's handmade menorah. I will post photos after Saturday night's big reveal during a Hanukkah celebration with my husband's family.
In the meantime, here are a few shots of our crazy, mixed up holiday. I think that the decorations that I concocted (other than Etsy, there were no Thanksgivukkah decorations being sold) were tacky but they won't be used again so it is okay.
A turkey filled with dreydels???
Gourds and Gelt (Hanukkah chocolcate coins)
Latkes (potato pancakes)
Truly a mishmash! Martha Stewart has nothing to fear!