Hanukkah Dinner | 13 December 2020

I made Bubbe’s brisket (https://www.kosher.com/recipe/bubbes-brisket-5023) and gluten-free latkes. I lit the Menorah and sadly by the time we sat down for dinner on the fourth night of Hanukkah, the candles had burned down.

I’m thankful that my parents accept me and that they have agreed to let me have holiday dinners this year. While it felt odd not celebrating with my groups, it is always nice to sit down and have a peaceful dinner with family. The true spirit of the holidays!

Some tunes I’ve enjoyed during Hanukkah. I hope your holidays are full of love and light as well.

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One thought on “Hanukkah Dinner | 13 December 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    You are making the most of the quarantined holidays, dear friend. Instead of dwelling on things that you were able to do before the pandemic shut us down and can no longer do, you are rejoicing in the things you can do. One of the most important is the subject of your post – spending quality time at home with your folks. I’m sure they appreciated sitting down for a meal with you, and it was nice of them to accommodate your wishes to prepare authentic Hanukkah dishes. I’m going to show the recipes to Mrs. Shady because I’d love to try those foods, GF or not.

    I enjoyed the Hanukkah songs performed by Barenaked Ladies along with Kenny G’s sweet instrumental “Eternal Light.” My favorite however is the prayer song from Carole King’s 2011 album A Holiday Carole. It left me verklempt. I am also verklempt because Carole will turn age 79 early next year. Hard to believe, Jessica Marie!

    Thank you very much for inviting me into your home to see the decorations and the meal you made for your family. Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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