Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Happy Thanksgivingukkah, Now Let’s Eat

Chocolate coins for Chanukah.
Chocolate coins for Chanukah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanksgivingukkah is not really a Hallmark holiday nor is it imprinted on my calendar and that’s a darn shame because it’s a once in a lifetime holiday and the next Thanksgivingukkah doesn’t come around for another 70,000 years.

What is Thanksgivingukkah?

It’s when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collide. The first night of Hanukkah starts November 27, the day before Thanksgiving. Leave it to the Jewish calendar to shake things up a bit.

People often think of Hanukkah as the Jewish Christmas but that’s not really the case. Every year Hanukkah lands on a different date, some time in December and that’s because of the Jewish calendar. While most of us know it as 2013; according to the Jewish calendar it’s 5774.

If I were making Thanksgiving dinner I would probably throw some potato latkes on the plate with homemade apple sauce as well as  Hanukkah gelt. I love potato latkes but don’t like to make them (oy vey so much oil). I would probably buy them frozen at Trader Joe’s or splurge at Whole Foods for some out of the prepared foods takeout case.

Here are some links to Thanksgivingukkah recipes all over the Web

Deep-Fried Shwarma Rubbed Turkey Drumsticks

Turkey Matzoh Balls Soup


Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pastrami

Gelt Covered Cranberries

And here’s a non-Jewish country western singer who likes rhyming words like Thanksgivingukkah.

L’Chaim and enjoy!

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