The last latkes

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Today (starting at sundown last night) is the last (8th) day of Chanukah. I finally had my first latkes of the year. We  made a mighty batch, but with the help of a neighbor we had just enough for the girls to have Chanukah breakfast on for Sunday after their sleepover.

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Cece, Amanda and I had a great day yesterday at the “Natural Museum of Natural History” (sic) complete with walking dinosaurs, a scavenger hunt, bears, snakes and assorted bugs. We came home for a dinner of latkes, squash, peas and salmon along with menorah lighting and gift-opening.

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Cece and Amanda both want their moms to know how to make my roasted winter squash. There’s nothing like a high sugar content to get kids to eat their vegetables… Simply done – peel, cube and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 400° until starting to brown. Serve to 7 year-olds (or anyone else pretty much).

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On this weekend following the terrible tragedy in Connecticut I couldn’t help but be heartbroken for 20 families that are bereft today. Life is fragile and precious. We need to honor and acknowledge that everyday.

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About floricooks

I cook; I feed; I eat
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3 Responses to The last latkes

  1. Those latkes look delicious, Flori – Happy Hanukkah!

  2. floricooks says:

    There’s a secret. They’re fried in chicken fat!

  3. Pingback: At last – latkes! | Flori Cooks

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