Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tackling Sides For Your Thanksgiving-Hanukkah Meal

I can't wait to integrate two traditional meals, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, now dubbed Thanksgivukkah!

Traditional Thanksgiving sides: stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, 
roasted root vegetable, roasted brussel sprouts, rolls.

Families keep their own Hanukkah food traditions, there are usually a lot of dairy dishes and, of course LATKES. Kugel, vegetables and challah.

So what are we putting together?
photo courtesy Food Network

Food Network's Apple Raisin Stuffing sounds to me a little like charoset and tzimmes.

Every family has their own latke recipe, so we wouldn't dare reference one here for you to try. But if you feel like planning something that's not traditional, these are our picks: sweet potato and apple latkes with cranberry sauce, gingered carrot latkes, which I think would be great topped with a honey greek yogurt sauce, and zucchini latkes.

One of my picks for a side dish this year that is fun for Hanukkah and has warm Thanksgiving flavors? Grapes pickled with cinnamon and pepper! I know it sounds strange, but it is delicious, and makes a perfect starter or light side dish. Anyway, if we're going to do Thanksgivukkah, we're going to have to think a little outside the box!

As for rolls, we'll just replace them with challah rolls. But... stay tuned to see what we have planned to fancy up those challah rolls!

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