Wednesday, December 05, 2007

HAPPY CHANUKAH


Tonight marked the start of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. It's a joyous, fun and fattening holiday celebrated with anything drenched in oil. Um ummmm. Latkes, soufganyot (jelly donuts), and pretty much more of the same.

So Happy Chanukah and enjoy!

I've done a couple of posts over at Central Snark which explore the proper spelling of Chanukah and a little rap about playing dreidl. Do stop by, it gets lonely and I end up eating all of the gelt myself.

19 comments:

ariel said...

Happy Chanukah to all and Louie!

actonbell said...

Happy Chanukah!

The spelling question reminds me of when I was in high school and I first came across the author Chaim Potok. I mispronounced his name in an embarrassing way:)

Doug said...

Good call, Ariel. Hey, Louie needs a latke!

Actonbell, I have trouble pronouncing "Chosen."

G said...

Ariel, thanks - he got a new toy.

Actonbell, thanks. Haha, a common error. Today's post in The Snark may help.

Doug, of course he does. Doug, hint - the same :)

pia said...

Happy Chanukah---it's easy to pronounce :) I have trouble with the spelling

tsduff said...

Dang I've got to brush up onmy Yiddish. What is gelt? I'm SO out of the know.

On my way to Snark: I hope it's about you and Adam Sandler...Happy Chanukah - and may all your oil never run out :)

PS: I enjoyed my very first latkes ever last month... now I understand what all the fuss is about. Yum!

Claire said...

Is gelt that rubbery fishy stuff that I always see in the Jewish food section of the grocery? It's not something I want to hand out to my reading students is it? Um, I distracted myself...
Happy Chanukah!

neva said...

Happy Happy Chanukah, NBFF! sorry to arrive so late to this party -- did you save any soufganyot for me? (a word, by the way, i have significantly MORE trouble pronouncing that Chanukah!)

your post in the Snark was nothing short of BRILLIANT, by the way! i'm STILL dancing to the happy music provided by the LeeVees (sooooooo much fun!) : ) xox

Pavel said...

Happy Chanukah!!!

G said...

Pia, that's the biggest part, so you're good.

Terry, they're good aren't they? We also make sweet potato/zuccini latkes which are delish!

Gelt is yiddish for money and in this case, the chocolate coins used in games of dreidl (or what the heck, jsut eaten) during Chanukah.

Claire, I am so laughing at your comment! Nooo, that's GEFILTE FISH (which reminds me of some funny little video that Tali loves). I cannot get my kids to eat the stuff which I attribute to their partial Goyish ancestry :)

Read above to Terry - it is indeed exactly what you want to (and do) give out to your students! Now stock up.

Neva, the party's on all week long! Plenty of soufganyot (prounounced soof-gon-yote, accent on last syllable) - dig in. Although Scissors' homemade batch not so good (don't tell him), which saves me significantly on the caloric intake.

Glad you liked the LeeVees. Their whole Chanukah album is quite fun. XOX

Pavel, thanks! Have some a ch-ch-ch-chocolate coin.

Theresa said...

Happy Chanukah to the whole family. (Hope I spelled it right, after the post at the Snark, I'm kind of confused.)

GP said...

light the night and spin the dreidel
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Claire said...

Ah, G, damn your kids are smart!!

Diesel said...

Mmmm, that stuff sounds good. Especially the jelly donuts. Happy Chanuka!

Nessa said...

Happy Chanukah and lots of love for the holidays.

The Babka Nosher said...

Happy chanukah!
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Mo'a said...

Happy Chanukah to you and your lovely family.

Logophile said...

Hope its a lovely holiday but Im afraid I'm singing the Adam Sandler song, sorry

G said...

thanks to all of my wonderful blogger buds whom I did not address individually. thank you for stopping by and your well wishes. It was a wonderful celebration.