Well, that weekend flew by! We had a 2nd Thanksgiving (whoot whoot to left-overs!) on Saturday night, and it was awe-some! Now my refrigerator is stuffed with a crazy amount of tupperware, that is filled will all sorts of randomness! Should be an interested week for lunches, trying to make our way through all of that. We had babysitting and birthday parties, family and friend things, and finally I had to work on Sunday, so everyone was on their own for food.
This week is the start of Hanukkah, so for any of you who may celebrate, “Happy Hanukkah” to you! One of my favorite traditions for this holiday, is making potato pancakes. While they are not the healthiest of dinners, it is an inexpensive meal that is super filling. Plus, the recipe is so bare bones, that it is easy to make, and I have leftovers to freeze for later, every time I make them.
There are lots and lots of recipes for this, but mine comes from one of my first, and favorite cookbooks:
It is a compilation of famous recipes, and family recipes from different parts of the “melting pot’ of New York City. It is wonderful. I also like to use this one, from Joan Nathan, the go-to old-school Jewish cooking:
For the potato pancakes, I make a version (because I kind of do this by memory now, instead of actually following the recipe exactly) from both “The Ladke- King,” David Firestone and Joan Nathan:
The rest of the week’s meals look like this:
December 6- December 12
- Crockpot chicken & and rice
- Breakfast for dinner- crustless quiche and potato pancakes
- Soup/cheese bread
- Spaghetti & Meatballs
- Salisbury steaks/potato pancakes leftovers
I wish you a great week, and Happy Hanukkah Week!