As I am sure you know, this year is a rare occurrence that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving can be celebrated on the same day. Last year, we had a large party as another one-in-a-lifetime experience occurred: my Dad turned 60 on Thanksgiving. This year, our gathering will be much smaller and I am trying to convince my very traditional husband to incorporate some Hanukkah recipes into our Thanksgiving dinner instead of having Hanukkah dinner on Wednesday night followed by Thanksgiving on Thursday. Sooooo... If I were to have a Thanksgivukkah dinner these are the recipes I would incorporate.
CHALLAH KNOTS SWEET POTATO LATKES BROWN BUTTER MASHED POTATOES MEJADRA FRIED TURKEY KUGEL CRANBERRY SUFGANIYOT
Our Thanksgiving staples are the fried heritage turkey (so much easier to let Nate do that outside), sweet potatoes with marshmallows, fresh cranberry sauce (cranberries & a little sugar cooked down), mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, maybe a dressing, and a vegetable side or two. Plus the pumpkin pie & maybe a pecan pie.
But this year, I think that the sweet potatoes can be transformed into latkes, the cranberry sauce could be put into donuts, and kugel is a substitute for mac & cheese. The rice, lentils, & spices with fried onions on top - sounds like a perfect dressing to me!
Do these recipes inspire you to swap any of your traditional thanksgiving recipes?