Before we are totally enveloped in Christmas celebrations we took time out for John’s holiday, Hanukkah. Although this is a minor holiday in the Jewish calendar it has gained status due to its proximity to Christmas. Since it celebrates the miracle of one day’s worth of oil lasting for eight days, the foods for the holiday are fried in oil.
John made a bunch of delicious potato latkes (pancakes) which we served with sour cream and a Mediterranean type salad. Since we rarely fry anything the potato latkes were a real treat. Many people served the pancakes with applesauce but we are definitely a sour cream family.