Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Holidays

Chanukah is turning out pretty well. The hubby is at work (it's not a holiday which requires time off) but the kids are home from school and we don't have too much planned for a change. Aside from lighting the candles each evening and dealing out small gifts to the kids, we've been eating well - Chanukah is the best holiday for food - sleeping quite late and I have a couple of interesting activities lined up for next week, but not too many!
Chanukah celebrates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days when a small group of Jews called Maccabees rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after their victory over the Greek Syrians. Fried foods like latkes (potato pancakes) and jam-filled doughnuts are traditional treats because they are cooked in oil and remind us of the miracle of the holiday. Thus, the first night of the holiday saw me making some of the aforementioned latkes. They were a great success!
We celebrate the holiday for eight days altogether. This year Chanukah overlaps with Christmas so, all that remains is for me to wish you Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Best wishes from Israel,
Lisa x
Sufganiyot (doughnuts) for sale at my local shopping mall (above).


Unknown said...

Happy Hanukkah, Lisa! Can you eat one sufganiya for me? Plain with red jam please :)

ij said...

oh those latkes look so good. i'd love some! throw some apple sauce on them or ... sour cream?? i'm all about fried potato dishes :) i hope you have a very happy chanukah!!!! :)

Annie said...

Hi Lisa - sounds like a lovely Chanukah - not to mention a delicious one! Those pastries are like jewels! How to resist?

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Terri said...

Hope you had a great Hanukkah. The Latkes and doughnuts look wonderful. Great holiday cards too!