Tonight is the fifth night of Hanukkah, which means it’s still not too late to invite friends over for an informal celebration. Last Sunday, we hosted our family – 11 adults and 9 kids – and served the following menu. Between the potato pancakes, chicken, salad and cake, there was something for everyone. While the grown-ups finished eating, the kids (ranging in age from 2 to 17) participated in a competitive game of driedel, with dark chocolate gelt as their currency. Everyone had a blast! And best of all, when I asked my 4 year old about his favorite part, he didn’t mention all the presents, but instead said spending time with Grammy, Pops, Grandpa and all his cousins.
Here’s what we served…
- Latkes served with apple sauce and sour cream
- Roasted chicken and root vegetables (beets, parsnips, potatoes, squash, and fennel)
- Pear, manchego and pepitas salad
- German chocolate cake and lemon cheesecake
Plus, the aforementioned, dark chocolate gelt (we like Divine Chocolate)
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