Christmas is just a few days away and itâ€™s already Chanukah!Â
We celebrate both holidays at our house. We got a small tree this year, so we could put it up on a table. My darn cat Mikey practically destroyed a tree several years ago, so now he doesnâ€™t have a chance to get near itâ€¦hopefully.
Last night I lit the first night of Chanukah candles. Â And I tried something I havenâ€™t done in decades! I made, from scratch, potato pancakes ( latkes). I usually make it from a Manischewitz Â mix, but my grocery store stopped selling that brand and I donâ€™t like the other one, so there we were, grating potatoes and onions, adding the egg and flour and frying them up nice and crispy. Tim said they were delicious, but I think I left out something, because they just werenâ€™t right.
I guess I have a few more days of Chanukah to try again.