There is optimism in the air in the dark days of Kislev. With Chanukah so near, who isn't longing for more light? The comforting glow of the menorah warms our neshamos and gives us a glimmer of the good that lies hidden in life’s challenges.
Chanukah also brings with it more reasons to gather with friends, family and community & because we are Jewish, that always involves food, of course!
To help you out, I’ve put together four menus of Chanukah recipes from Cooking for the King including Shabbos and for the Americans, a menu for Hodu-day (Thanksgiving).
Yes, the recipes are from Cooking for the King, first edition. Maybe you thought it was just for Rosh Hashanah? Not at all. We make Dixie Corn Dollars and Sephardic Leek Patties every Chanukah in our house. And there are some delicious fish recipes and soups to go with your dairy and meat meals.
Classic Thanksgiving dishes like the Pumpkin Pie and Squash Casserole, got rave reviews. I think you are going to love these suggestions. So, please pull out your copy of Cooking for the King* and follow the links below to more recipes that include flavorful finger lickin’ latkes on theKosherChannel.com. Enjoy being Queen in your Chanukah Kitchen this year. Don’t forget to let me know how it goes.
Chanukah Menus Featuring Finger Lickin' Latkes you'll find in Cooking for the King*
Two Chanukah Dairy Meals~
Cream of Zucchini Soup ~ page 36
Salmon Quiche use real sour cream if you want~ page 48
Roasted Leek Pasta with Pesto~ page 82
Sephardic Spinach and Feta Cheese Latkes~this recipe is in testing mode, but will be ready very soon for you to enjoy
Leek & Mushroom Soup with real sour cream ~ page 38
Brown Sugar Salmon~ page 47
NishNosh Salad~ page 28
Dixie Corn Dollars ~ page 76
Chanukah Thanksgiving Menu~
Harvest Bisque Butternut Squash soup ~ page 34
~My Georgia Favorite Turkey & Gravy
Southern Pumpkin Pie ~ page 89
Squash Casserole~ page 90
Dixie corn dollars~ page 76
Snappy slaw~ page 25
Moistest Ever Carrot Cake~ page 102
Hearty Cabbage soup~ page 40
Queen in the Kitchen Meatballs~ page 68
Bukharan Quarter Rice ~ page 84 ~meet your quince here
Sephardic Leek Patties~ page 80
*Get your copy of Cooking for the King today, it makes a great gift, too. Have a wonderful warmth filled Chanukah.
Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin ~ The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips designed to bring majesty to the mundane.
As featured in Mishpacha, the Jewish Press, Hamodia, Yated & 5Towns Jewish Home