Postponed Chanukah

We were about ready to put away our holiday decorations when we remembered that we hadn’t yet finished! Mama and I had postponed our candle lighting on the 7th and 8th nights of Chanukah this year due to health reasons. We fully planned to reschedule our traditions after a week or so, but it didn’t…

Happy festival of lights!

Mama and I have decided to postpone our lighting of the 7th and 8th night Chanukah candles, until a time when I can stand the sight of light again. My migraine has not yet released its grip on my skull. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a happy Chanukah with Mama! Here’s wishing you a happy festival of lights! Day…

Adjusting my crown

Latkes with brisket, applesauce, and sour cream Chewing has ranged from uncomfortable to painful for the last three weeks, so today I returned to my dentist for an adjustment on my recent same-day crown. Thankfully, no numbing was required, just a bit of grinding down until my bite was even. I was thrilled to be…

Lighting Chanukah candles with friends

For the fourth night of Chanukah this evening, Mama and I joined a couple of friends to light candles and celebrate. We sang prayers and a song, and we played a hilarious game of driedel with gelt and mini porcelain figurines. Our colorful, paper crowns from the Chanukah crackers added to the festivities. We enjoyed…

Decorating just in time

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah began tonight, and so Mama and I decorated our living room this afternoon. The last-minute effort wasn’t exactly procrastination; the holiday just sort of sneaked up on us this year. (The date is based on a lunar calendar, so it changes each year.) Thankfully Mama and I found a few…

Leftover latkes to the rescue

Mama feasted on leftover latkes and brisket today. I ate nothing and yet I’ve never been more grateful to have leftovers in the fridge. I woke up very sick, too sick to get out of bed and definitely too sick to cook. I’d been fighting off a little bug for a while, but I woke…

Latkes, brisket, donuts and good friends

We celebrated the sixth night of Chanukah with homemade latkes, mouthwatering brisket, jelly donut holes, and our sweet neighbors! I make homemade latkes exactly once a year because the grating and frying is labor intensive. Mama and I followed the recipe in our favorite Jewish cookbook: “Chocolate Chip Challah” by Lisa Rauchwerger. We made them…