Chanukah is here and I forgot to post about it.
The other night my friends Genie and Steve and their two rescued greyhounds Virginia and Wiggles hosted a delightful Chanukah party.
The house was warm and festive, the people friendly, the food delicious, and the cupcakes stole the show.
Steve was the cook and attired in chef’s coat and hat. Apparently, he’s the cook in the family and Genie arranges things.
The food was served buffet style — pita chips with hummus, simple green salad, a mountain of latkes with sour cream & applesauce, baked chicken without the bone for easy eating, and vegetarian biriyani rice from Saffron restaurant.
Sometime while we were all spread out around the living/dining room and den eating, boxes of Red Velvet Cupcakery appeared. Then the guests gathered around to peek demanding to know what flavors were available. Even grown men were pondering the perfection of these gems.
What I like about cupcakes is automatic portion control and the range of flavors and creativity. I immediately reached for something chocolate and later learned I ate a gluten-free cupcake with chocolatey frosting.
Red Velvet Cupcakery has two locations in Washington D.C. and one in Tucson near the UA.
Does anyone have an easy recipe for latkes?
I don’t grate potatoes. My dumbed down food processor is broken and I’m not buying another one.
Happy Chanukah to all.