Thursday, December 2, 2010

The first night of Hannukah

Last night was the first night of Hannukah.  Since Hubby is Jewish and I'm a Christian, we celebrate a lot of holidays.  The kids love it and really enjoy the fact that they get to celebrate two religions.  This year our Hannukah was even better because the meal came in large part from our own garden. 

We had latkes made from potatoes that I grew and eggs from our chickens.  The applesauce was made from apples we picked at the farm down the road from us.  I made the brisket from the half cow we got this summer from a local farm and it was simmered with carrots and onions from our garden.  I had even made beef stock from the bones when we got the cow this summer and canned it up.  The best part was that it was delicious.  There are even leftovers for tonight. 

This post is part of the Dark Days Challenge at the (not so) Urban Hennery and Simple Lives Thursday. 


Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

I think it is fantastic when a couple can "meet in the middle" and celebrate their different beliefs. It's very important for children to see, too, that we can get along.

Love the local meal- yum!!!

kitsapFG said...

That is a great celebration of both the holiday and your garden! The potato pancakes really caught my eye!

Sustainable Eats said...

Love this meal! And oh my I guess I'd better check out our deadline at the hennery. I hope I haven't missed it working on my book deadline!
xo, Sustainble Eats