Chag Chanukkah Sameach – Happy Feast Of Dedication!

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.  Since I don’t have time to write much tonight, I would like to bring your attention to a few Hanukkah-related posts from last year …

P1270310-1024x768We are halfway into the festival of Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, or the Feast of Dedication.  Our family has celebrated this feast for nearly twenty years and it is one of my favorite times of the year!  Here are eight reasons why I think Hanukkah ought to be acknowledged and celebrated …

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Can The Heavenly Father Heal Today … Without The Medical System?  This article will step on some toes.  It will shake some support walls.  It will offend many.  That is not my intent.  I am writing this article for the lady who has been called to trust the Heavenly Father for her health … without putting her faith, hope and trust in the medical system.  You know who you are.  I have been that lady and know very few other people who have walked in this way …

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hanukkah-heroinesWhile we do not place apocryphal literature, like the books of Maccabees, on the same level with Scripture, it makes for some incredible historical and inspirational reading!  There are two examples of women from this time period that I would like to bring to your attention …

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 And here is our favorite Hanukkah recipe …

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1 egg
1 onion
2 tsp salt
5lb bag of potatoes
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup whole wheat flour

Peel the potatoes.  Grate the potatoes and the onion.  Add all the other ingredients and mix well.  The mixture will become a little soupy so we like to pour it into a strainer/colander to let the excess liquid drain out.  Heat oil in a skillet … you want enough oil to cover the bottom thickly but you’re not deep-frying.  Spoon several tablespoons of the potato mixture into the hot oil and cook several minutes on each side, until they’re golden brown and crispy.  Serve hot with sour cream and applesauce.

Happy Hanukkah from our family to yours! 🙂

5 thoughts on “Chag Chanukkah Sameach – Happy Feast Of Dedication!

  1. Happy Hankkah to you and yours, as well! This is the second year we’ve tried to do something as a family (basically, we light the candles and have them going while we eat supper). We did forget the first night this time, though, so we’re doing it a day behind. Fun tradition, though! 🙂

  2. When we were growing up, Mama used to make something similar, only she made them from left-over mashed potatoes. All the ingredients are the same, except for the flour, she used white. I loved these! I enjoyed mashed potatoes, but was so happy to see left-overs because I knew Mama would be making what we always called “potato pancakes” (no, we didn’t put maple syrup on them :), but rather ketchup). Blessings to all!

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