It’s Thanksgiving. It’s Chanukah. It’s Thanksgivukah!
This year’s extremely rare convergence of Thanksgiving and the second night of Chanukah has created a frenzy of biblical proportions.
The last time this happened was in 1888, or at least the last time since Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Lincoln. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will not fall together again for another 79,043 years. By then we may be lighting menorahs on another planet!
The most intriguing result of this holiday mashup is the merging of holiday foods. The staying power of the Pilgrims meets the fighting prowess of the Jews, along with the miracle of one night’s oil lasting eight days. Sweet potato and Pumpkin latkes, apple-cranberry sauce and deep-fried turkey, anyone?
In preparation for Thanksgivukah, I thought I would share some of the recipes my family and I created for this new and exciting holiday. So grab the oil and a handful of Chanukah gelt and let’s get cooking!
Kosher Low-Carb Cranberry Apple Sauce
Kosher Low-Carb Vegetable Latkes
Kosher Low-Carb Sweet Potato Latkes
Serve hot with Kosher Low-Carb Cranberry Apple Sauce or Plain Greek Yogurt.
**Note: The nutritionals will vary depending on the number of eggs, and both the type and quantity of oil used.