Cooking for a holiday that comes once every 70,000 years

Thanksgivvukah

While Thanksgivukkah is still a bit off, given its rarity, it may be necessary to do a little more planning than usual to honor this unique holiday. Thanksgivukkah occurs this year as the first day of Hanukkah falls on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday (which, if we just changed  to coincide with the Canadian Thanksgiving in October, would  stand on its own rather than serve as an intro to Christmas shopping, and celebrate the fall harvest during the actual fall harvest - but that's another story). This coincidence in dates won't occur for another 70,000 years.

So what are people planning to cook for Thanksgivukkah? Some of the food blogs, like this one from BuzzFeedFood, are already testing dishes. Their menu (which shows a lot of effort, but they do note isn't Kosher)  includes:

  • Potato latkes with cranberry applesauce
  • Manizchewitz-brined roast turkey
  • Sweet potato bourbon noodle kugel
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with pastrami and pickled red onion
  • Challah apple stuffing
  • Horseradish-chive mashed potatoes
  • Rye pumpkin pie
  • Pecan pie rugelach

They have recipes and photos for all of these. And If any of you have ideas, we'd love to hear them.

 Photo by John Gara

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