Getting Ready for “Thanks a Latkes!” (and a Thanksgiving Message Re: Hunger)

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 8.52.17 PMTomorrow’s confluence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah is widely referred to as “Thanksgivukkuh,” but I really wish Lenore Skenazy‘s clever “Thanks a Latkes” had taken hold!

Whatever you choose to call it, this won’t-occur-again-for-79,043-years event raises all kinds of fun possibilities and, for those celebrating, I thought I’d share a few links.

You can:

And for all of us celebrating Thanksgiving, with our without Hanukkah, this is the time of year when I traditionally remind readers (and myself) to consider the millions of American kids currently living in food-insecure households. Just click on the “Help Hungry Kids” tab above for links to reputable charities working to alleviate hunger here in the United States and around the world.   I also provide a link to the addictive Free Rice game, which lets you expand your vocabulary and play other knowledge games while helping to feed the hungry.

Before I sign off, I’ll share two TLT favorite  recipes —  my own jalapeño cranberry relish and crispy/creamy latkes.  (You can eat them together for Thanksgivukkah!)

Wishing you all a safe, happy holiday with much to be thankful for.  See you next week!

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  1. Hanna Saltzman says

    Fun post, Bettina! I had a latke party last weekend and while the potato latkes turned out well, veggie combos (zucchini and sweet potato) fell apart and also didn’t get crispy. I did everything the same as your recipe except for the baking powder…have you ever tried veggie latkes, and if so, what’s the trick? :-)

    • Bettina Elias Siegel says

      Hanna: I’m sorry for the late reply! I’ve actually never tried my recipe using zucchini and sweet potato but I’m wondering if maybe a little extra flour next time would hold it all together? Let me know if you try again and have success!


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