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Old 12-05-2012, 02:09 PM
LavenderBlue LavenderBlue is offline
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Hannkah meal plans?

The holiday starts on Sat.

My menu:

chicken matzo ball soup with orzo
sauteed broccoli
brisket with potatoes
potato latkes with smoked salmon
store bought donuts / gelt / purchased chocolate / coconut macaroons
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:11 PM
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Latkes. Lots and lots of latkes. Then more latkes. Now that you mention it, it's good smoking weather, time to pick up some salmon. And lots of potatoes.

Did I mention latkes? I plan to make a lot of those.

Also, don't forget the latkes.

ETA: I'll be making latkes.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:41 PM
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Latkes. Lots and lots of latkes. Then more latkes. Now that you mention it, it's good smoking weather, time to pick up some salmon. And lots of potatoes.

Did I mention latkes? I plan to make a lot of those.

Also, don't forget the latkes.

ETA: I'll be making latkes.
I can definitely get behind that plan. We like both the crunchy thin kind and the more "meaty" kind with a thicker core of potato. Latkes are a great use for any leftover mashed potatoes.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:47 PM
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They have to be thick enough to be crunchy on the outside, and soft in the middle for me. And you can make potato pancakes by grating potatoes with a food processor. But for latkes, they have to be hand grated. I wouldn't want to face my grandmother in the non-existent Jewish Hell if I didn't do that.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:55 PM
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Potato latkes, sweet potato latkes, and leek latkes.

(You know, the Jew Police won't arrest you if you have a holiday meal without chicken matza ball soup. It's not mandatory.)
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:58 PM
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Latkes. Lots and lots of latkes. Then more latkes. Now that you mention it, it's good smoking weather, time to pick up some salmon. And lots of potatoes.

Did I mention latkes? I plan to make a lot of those.

Also, don't forget the latkes.

ETA: I'll be making latkes.
If there's a potato shortage in January, we'll know why.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:15 AM
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Now for the big question: applesauce or sour cream?
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:58 AM
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Now for the big question: applesauce or sour cream?
Doesn't the presence of brisket on this menu make the sour cream a non-starter? At least for Kosher households.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:12 AM
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Doesn't the presence of brisket on this menu make the sour cream a non-starter? At least for Kosher households.
The brisket doesn't have to be there, either. We usually eat milchik for our Hanukkah meals.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:00 AM
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Latkes. Lots and lots of latkes. Then more latkes. Now that you mention it, it's good smoking weather, time to pick up some salmon. And lots of potatoes.

Did I mention latkes? I plan to make a lot of those.

Also, don't forget the latkes.

ETA: I'll be making latkes.
I have always made latkes by grating the spuds with a box grater, but this past weekend I saw someone on the Cooking channel make them using pre-baked russets that they ran through a ricer. This looked wonderful, and I suppose would yield the fluffy inside that everyone loves.

And I looked for brisket this past week and got sticker shock! Bastids!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:01 AM
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Potato latkes, sweet potato latkes, and leek latkes.

(You know, the Jew Police won't arrest you if you have a holiday meal without chicken matza ball soup. It's not mandatory.)
Hey the soup is easily the best thing I can cook. The soup is as mandatory as the latkes. Which have to be potato to honor my kids the Irish Jews.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:02 AM
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I can't believe nobody mentioned potato pancakes.

Anyway, I'll be making some latkes. Probably a brisket, too.

I could make matzo ball soup but I can't quite make it as good as my mother's.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM
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Don't forget the HE'BREW.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Hershele Ostropoler Hershele Ostropoler is offline
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I'll be making tempura veggies for sides on some of the intermediate days. It's fried, and my girlfriend probably won't let me serve latkes and donuts for a week straight.

I'm going to make chocolate-covered latkes. I made some last year, but for some reason no one ate them except me.
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