Today our jewish friends celebrate Hanukkah,  and a lot of my friends in the U and the S and the A celebrate Thanksgiving.
In France we celebrate … rien thursday.
To celebrate a thursday is not really the big deal, so I thought I better will celebrate  a THANKSGIVUKKAH with you.
For Thanksgivukkah  I thought I will cook a crossover-menu, that means my staff gets jewish food and I’m content with the common turkey thingy.
Traditional for Hanukkah are Latkes. We love Latkes, you can make them in  many variations and sizes , here is a site with 87 recipes. Or more.  I will use a recipe for one big latka of an old jewish Lady named Babette. She lived in the small Kraal  where my mom grew up and when she made Matzah balls or Latkes my mom was the first who occupied Babette’s table. Today we add smoked salmon to our Latkes and a dressing what Mr. Heinz made for us.
You need:
5-6 potatoes, 1 onion, potato flour, 2 eggs, pepper, salt and persil
rasp the potatoes and the onion and squeeze it as best as u can (we used a common sieve, but you can do it with a dish towel too. butt that’s a  mess)
then throw the eggs in the bowl with the squeezed potato-onion mix. now add some potato flour ( that’s more a matter of judgement)  mix it till it is a smooth gravy, add pepper, salt and persil and put it in a buttered pan. Press it on with a fork till it is flat. Use a moderate heat and let it roast. TRICK: add a package of  instant onion soup, so you have the onions and all spices you need.
Now you have time to prepare the turkey menu:
you need: turkey breasts, 2 carrots, 1 potato, a little bit  milk
cook the turkey breasts together with a peeled potato and the carrots  till they are done.
mash the potato ( have you ever made potato mash from ONE potato? No? Me neither!) and add  the milk. Now fill this pulp into a doily and make  some piles on a plate. Cut the turkey breast in slices, add the carrots and let it cool down a while.
Now it is time to turn your latka. You can do this with laying a plate on your pan or if you are from Barnum&Bailey you can throw it in the air and catch it with the pan – good luck!
While the other side of your latka roasts you can make some Hanukkah cookies and the most important thing: Hanukkah gelt. You can buy the cookies and the gelt too, butt pawmade is pawmade and that’s always better or at least different.
I used a common short pastry and cut out  a Menora, a Dreidel, a cup  and a star. For the gelt I used a shot glass and made some circles. The cookies should be placed on a baking plate with baking parchment and they need some minutes in a preheated oven. Some minutes means 10 to 15,  not more, or your cookies will look like mine. Now you can decorate them with icing or the decorating pens you can buy in stores (to use an edding is not a good idea). Our cookies look pitiful und I have some doubts that my Hanukkah-gelt will be article eight currency ,  but it’s the thought what counts, right?
Your Latka should be nearly done now and you can place the smoked salmon on a plate. Now part the Latka in two (nearly) similiar parts and place it on your plate.
Don’t forget to give the turkey menu to the Weimaraner. Now park your butt on the chair and: DIG IN!
BTW: Babette once said who uses a knife to cut the Latkes is not worth them. They only should be dissected with your fork.


Chag Hanukkah Sameach! Happy Thanksgiving!  Have a wonderful Thursday
and enjoy the fabulous video, the mom of Henry, Archie and Oscar made:

About easyweimaraner

Weimaraner /Braque de Weimar, born in 2009, male & fabulous From: Britanny / France Likes: Plushtoy-Shredding, Spikebones,long distance Walks, everyday a Gift, Chicken, Shoes, Underwear, my squeekie Pig & my whole Life Dislikes: Water, Cats, Beaf, Cats, cleaning my Ears, Cats, the Vet, Cats, Snow & CATS! Profession: Student of psychological War-technics & Terrorism, after my Masterdegree i become to rule the world or maybe to be the owner of toys r us. actually i'm not sure... Status: Single Pets: Hell, NO! i prefer a petfree home. but owner of two slaves for my comfy Misc.: Greencardowner for Masterbed, Master of Beggin, Prince of Thiefs We decided to leave Easy's datas as they were... although we lost him in november 2016, he is still with us.... and his little brothers Phenny and Nelly promised to write on not as Easy the weim, but as easy Weimaraner... About us: Mr. Phoenix, born 9/9/2016 a virgo and always clever&smart...Neilson, born 7/28/2017 a leo who thinks he is clever&smart...

82 responses »

  1. Wow that is so much cooking. We’d never see so much activity in a kitchen around here Mummy is not one of life’s little chefs.

  2. Wow, you look like you were very busy. Happy everything day ^_^

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  3. mollieandalfie says:

    That potato things looks sooooo yummy, Mom gonna make that. Happy Thanks Giving to everyone xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. LOL THANKSGIVUKKAH. You always crack us up and we are thankful for that.
    Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Easy, you are inspired. If you are careful, you could celebrate a special day every day of the year and get the staff to cook the appropriate feast 😀 Happy Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Thursday, whatever!

  6. We are hungry now 🙂 HAPPY THANKSGIVUKKAH x

  7. I love me some Latkes, I could have them every day, at every time.
    Happy Hanukkah and Turkey day!

  8. fozziemum says:

    Goodness Easy what a feast…Latkes and Salmon a bit of Crème Fraiche some dill oh boy …drool fest! Babette sure knew how to be the Pied Piper of Latkes to your mum!! have a super Thursday and Thanksgivvukah Easy I need to go for a tour of the oanty..suddenly I am hungry 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

  9. Easy my friend you sure get good eating at your place! I hope you and your staff have an EXTREMELY yummy and fun Thanksgivukkah today. I’m gonna have the same menu you’re having only tomorrow since my parents are deserting me today to visit family BUTTTT they’ve promised to return with abundant FOOD for me tomorrow. WOO HOO I say…….That latke looks delish – my Mom makes them from time to time but your Mom’s looks prettier than my Mom’s. My Mom’s always looks like an accident happened in the frying pan….whoops. I wanted you to know too that since we think about what we’re thankful for today, one of MY biggest “thankfuls” is that I have super nice friends like YOU……and I really, truly mean that!!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

    • Oh thank you, that was nice :o) Mostly we buy or latkes in store, they are good too. It was a happy coincidence, that this latka-guy was perfect ( 3 forerunners landed in the trashcan). I hope they will bring you whole turkey tomorrow. Happy Thanksgivukkah!

  10. That is the best looking latke I ever saw! Yum! I never knew they’re supposed to be cut with a fork. Happy TurkeyLatkeDay, buddy! xoxo

    Love and licks,

  11. Misaki says:

    That looks good:-)

  12. Brian Frum says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Easy!

  13. You’re truly talented, Easy! Those look really yummy!


  14. merbear74 says:

    Uh oh, better be ready to go use the bathroom quickly with all those yummies…happy turkey and latke day! xx

  15. that is one way to celebrate a thursday.

  16. Right back at you (all of you!)


  17. Cat Forsley says:

    really beautifulllllllllllllllllll
    next year – ask HELL-MUT to come out xo x
    love xo xo xo xo

  18. Kyla says:

    I’ll pass on the latkes. I made one using your recipe and followed it to the letter. I cut it with a fork. There’s just too many eggshells in it to be good.

  19. OwyheeStar says:

    I have never made the latkes. I have made similar things; I MUST try this. Glad you are having a good Thanksgiving :O) Being thankful is important.

    • They are really tasty, but mostly we buy them ready for the oven in store :o) Have a great thanksgiving !

      • OwyheeStar says:

        Oven ready might be a good idea (no other comment needed on cooking here). I made other potato things, but Cliff likes the tator tots. Of course, they were invented right here in Ontario, Oregon at Ore-Ida foods. I am just glad I never had to be a potato specker there. My mother did that when they first moved here in 1956. They are far more automated, and I not know if the gouge out specks any more.

  20. Mags Corner says:

    Oh, reading this post sweet Easy has made us hungry…can we teleport over and eat with you. Thank you for offering your apple tree to Chancy he thinks that was very nice of you. You all have a wonderful day!! Hugs and nose kisses

  21. HAPPY THANKSGIVUKKAH! Thank you for being such a super friend Easy!!
    That looks like some great food!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  22. Run A Muck Ranch says:

    May your Thanksgivukkah be wonderful!

  23. kolytyi says:

    OMG, Easy, I have to face a dire dilemma: should I choose the dog menu or the humans’ menu? I think I’d like BOTH!!!!

  24. Mental Mama says:

    Hope y’all had a lovely Thursday and enjoyed your latkes! I’m about to see how much more stuffing I can fit in my belly before I explode. I’m most thankful for elastic waist pants today. 🙂

  25. gentlestitches says:

    What a fabulous “world and culture” united post. Happy celebrations to all! 🙂

  26. LifeOfBun says:

    Easy I bet that tasted yummyyyy 😀 it looks so good! My favorite meals include potatoes. And onions. And egg. Basically a tortilla. Or mash. Yummm…

  27. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! and Happy Hanukkah!

  28. Yummy. I grew up with many Jewish neighbors – we all got to share different foods,songs, and games. The schools in that area also celebrated Thanksgivukkah this week – such a rare occurance of festival of lights and traditional day of thanks won’t happen again for about 800 years! Now that’s special. Happy Thursday to all!

  29. Oskar says:

    It looks amazing. Bon Appetit!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  30. Easy, this looks DELICIOUS! Happy Thanksgivukkah!

  31. speedyrabbit says:

    Happy Thankgivukkah Easy!looks very yummy to mummy!xx Speedy

  32. Lavinia says:

    Happy holidays, Easy, so many celebrations in your home yesterday. I never had Latka! I should make myself one or maybe go to the Jewish neighborhood and try one:)

  33. Can’t wait get the peep to make me a latke!!!!!! A bit one like you made with your own two paws!!!! Wooooot!

    Arrroo, Stuart

  34. Nylabluesmum says:

    Yow easy me n Mum jawz dropped when we saw dat beeuteefull purrfect BIG latke…oh yer Mum learned latke makin well frum Miss Babette…Mum sayz she makez latkez tonite…me not fussy on dem butt da salmon lookz guud 😉
    Ya had 2 holidayz rolled into one n ya did it in style!!!!
    Happy Fursday n Furiday to ya me sweet furend…
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum
    Pee Ess: Da cookiez n gelt were purrfect too n Mum sayz she wuud eat dem in a *quick minutt!!”

  35. Easy are you SURE your Mom isn’t Jewish! OMD you know more about the Jewish religion than my Mom does! May we come over for some of that delicious food? YUM! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  36. wyatt says:

    Next year, we are coming to your house for Thanksgivukkah!!
    We’ll bring the carrots 😀

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  37. Thanks for the recipe, never heard of that before and it sounds and looks nummy. I too can throw stuff up in the air and flip it. Sometimes I miss and it falls on the floor and I have to quickly put my foot on it so the pooches don’t burn their mouths. Have a great weekend.

  38. What a fantastic post! That latke looks SO delicious but I am glad that the fancy turkey dinner plate was for YOU, Easy. The Human loves Latkes but has not made them before. She might try this recipe though, maybe for New Years! Me, I’d rather have the turkey.

  39. Clowie says:

    It looks as though you were enjoying your dinner, Easy!

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