Happy Hanukkah, night 5.
As you've probably noticed, these posts have turned into both Hanukkah and Christmas.
This has been the story of my life, which I've been inspired to honor and revisit.
I think the eight nights of Hanukkah will be enough delving for me though.
I haven't thought about these two holidays this much in years!!
But, in doing so now, I can reflect on family, what I believe in and what I value.
Aren't they gorgeous?!
These were made by my brother in-law. He made the best ones ever!! He'd stand there, at the stove forever, making latke after latke! We'd gush and exclaim appreciation, and then eat every one! I for one could never quite get enough! After he passed, my niece and her husband took over the family celebration latke duties. Thanks to all 3!
I've made latkes with a few of my own additions too...green onions or cilantro, just because I like them like that! One of my favorite stories is how my friend created the Christmas morning tradition of making latkes, mattering not that they are not Jewish! Isn't that the best?!
The world would be a much happier place if we shared traditions with such ease and comfort.