Is there a better way to begin the festival of lights than by eating latkes and Star Wars cookies?
Ok, this might not be the most logical pairings, but does it help to know that I’m not actually Jewish? One of my friends called me an honorary Jew once, but only because I genuinely like matzohs and always remember her holidays. Does anyone really need a reason to make latkes? I’ve never really made latkes before, but I had an idea: potatoes, onions, fried. How hard could it be?
Turns out, not hard at all. I had my husband grate the potatoes, I chopped onions, added salt, pepper, flour and baking soda and it worked! They turned out delicious and went really well with the leftover apple sauce that my sister made from Thanksgiving. If everyone had latkes tonight, it would be a happy first night of light indeed.
And what about the force?
John got some Star Wars cookie cutters for his birthday and we never had a chance to use them. Our toddler has wanted to make Christmas cookies since we put our tree up on Sunday. I couldn’t think of a better way to make her happy and get myself some Star Wars chocolate gingerbread cookies. Despite burning the first batch, they turned out very nice. We undercooked the 2nd batch just a smidge and they were chewy, spicy and chocolatey. I found the recipe here.
So, Happy Hanukkah and I hope everyone has a great holiday season!