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Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Original post made on Nov 24, 2013

This year, Hanukkah is a once in a lifetime event.
For the first time since 1888 — and the last time for tens of thousands of years — Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 24, 2013, 3:18 PM


Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

As someone who has regularly combined grated potatoes, grated onion, eggs, flour and salt to make potato pancakes for the last 30 years, I have to wonder at the notion that I need a brave soul to do this. It's as easy as any other pancake enterprise, with one important difference: the first potato pancake is usually as good and as well-formed as the last.

The important question is what do you eat with them?

I do not come from a Jewish tradition. My mom mixed instant French onion dip in cottage cheese. That's extraordinary, but it helps to live in Pennsylvania and near a Giant Eagle supermarket. I can't find that instant dip out here. Thus my making of potato pancakes 30 years and being disappointed every time, most recently about three weeks ago.

Posted by Correction needed, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Can you please fix these mistake:

"...Marc Drucker, a reformed Jew..."

No, he is not a reformed Jew! I'm not even sure what that means? I assume you were trying to say that his practices are aligned with those of the Reform Judaism. For a more complete explanation see, for example, Web Link

Posted by Sally, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Joe - try dry onion soup mix instead. Lipton's is easily available. You might be able to find Knorr brand at CostPlus/World Market or other stores that carry international brands. We used to mix it with sour cream as a dip.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Thanks, Sally.