Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Gluten-Free Chanukah

Photo: First night of Chanukah at my parents' house

How did Chanukah creep up on us so fast? It's only the first week of December! Oh that whacky Jewish calendar (or a whacky Gregorian calendar, really). I didn't really have time in between Thanksgiving and now to cook up some new Chanukah recipes, so I'm going to have to regurgitate (metaphorically) some oldies but goodies. To save folks the trouble of digging through the archives, here's a roundup of my Chanukah recipes from last year, as well as a few recipes that aren't Chanukah specific but would be appropriate for this week's festive meals. It is a custom for this holiday to eat foods that are fried in oil, in honor of the miracle of one night's worth of oil lasting for eight nights in the Chanukah story. The oil burned for eight nights, we light eight candles, we gain at least eight pounds and spell the holiday's name at least eight ways.

Happy Chanukah / Hanukkah / Hanukah everyone!



K Allrich said...

Those confetti latkes are beautiful.

Happy Hanukkah and lots of crispy latkes!

Sheltie Girl said...

I have to admit to having a soft spot for the jelly donuts. You did a wonderful job on them.

Happy Chanukah!

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

Crave said...

Happy Hanukkah!

All those latkes look wonderful!

Melanie said...

Wow, that all looks really good. Especially the latkes. Happy Hanukkah!

Catherine said...

Happy Chanukah! I hope you can make it down to Manhattan again soon.

when is hanukkah said...

Hey! Those latkes look so good :) Ill defiantly try to make them. I have Celiac so this is perfect for me!