(Our Hanukah display (clockwise from bottom left): sour cream, latkes, plates, applesauce, chocolate coin, cell phone, matches, Hanukah candles, tissues, giraffe bowl, red wine, hanukiah, dreidel, Shabbat candles.)For the Hanukah party on Friday, S and I made latkes and sufganiyot from scratch--both were delicious, which was lucky because we didn't really know what we were doing.
(The first half of the night was an game of elimination to see who could stay upright with the entire apartment placed at an angle.)I explained that Hanukah is a holiday about the Maccabees and eating things fried in oil.
(I considered setting the giraffe tapestry on fire, but then I remembered that's what you do on Passover.)We lit the candles for the third night.
Then we lit Shabbat candles. I screwed up the melody and somehow ended up singing Kiddush. Hijinks!
All the same, people stayed for hours and seemed to have a good time. It got pretty wild.
Not really. But it was fun.