Hanukkah Sameach! Last night at sundown began one of my all-time favorite holidays: the festival of lights. Or, as I call it, the best excuse you'll ever have to eat fried foods every day for a week. In all seriousness, Hanukkah is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy one another's company and the miracles of the season.
Tonight, I'll be having some friends over to celebrate our Frien-ukkah (I tried to make a portmanteau as charming as Friendsgiving and it didn't work out as well, but you get my gist.) And I wanted to share with you some of the recipes I'd be making.
First, Bon Appetit's phenomenal duck fat latkes. So rich and indulgent, but... tis the season, so. I highly encourage giving them a try. Of course I will also have a big pot of matzoh ball soup (old family recipe... can't spill the deets, but trust and believe its delish.) For dessert, be sure that those fabulous rugelach I shared over the weekend will be making an appearance, along with a delicious chocolate babka.
And of course, no Hanukkah celebration is complete without a menorah (mine is a simple but beautiful one from Crate and Barrel) and I'm using place settings made from leftover fabric from an old shibori project I shared on here ages ago. Blue and white just go hand in hand with the holiday.
I look forward to celebrating all night and spending time with good food and even better friends. Want to come to my Frien-ukkah? Be sure to follow along with the fun over on Snapchat - add me @mogblog! See you there. Cheers, and happy holiday! x