This week has been absolutely chaotic for our family. All of us have had something to go to every day and evening. Therefore, it was no surprise that I ran out of clean socks yesterday morning. I ended up having to wear my son’s socks to the gym, and change into an extra pair I had in my locker. Thankfully my husband and son still had plenty of clean clothing. One of these days I’m going to get all the laundry caught up…I’m just not sure when. Is there a mom out there who has ever been able to stay caught up on laundry? If so, please share your secret, because it is starting to get out of control here.
With our busy week I somehow thought that the holidays were farther away than they really are. We are a half Jewish half Catholic household, so December can get pretty busy with Hanukkah and Christmas all in one month. Somehow, I thought I had more time to prepare for Hanukkah…I don’t. Hanukkah starts tomorrow evening at sundown, and I don’t even have the potatoes for the latkes!!! What kind of Jew have I become!?! I will be making a mad dash to the grocery store after I teach my spinning class to stock up on all the food for our Hanukah feast! I’m planning on brisket, latkes, garlic grits, roasted veggies, and baked blueberry glazed doughnuts! I’ll post all the recipes soon!
This year I’m going to bake doughnuts instead of frying them. Jelly filled doughnuts are a Hanukah tradition in most Jewish households. This year I’m going to make baked blueberry glazed doughnuts, in an attempt to try to make the holidays a bit healthier. I found a great recipe at the Country Cleaver blog. This actually looks like a delicious and somewhat healthy (it is as healthy as a doughnut can get) doughnut. The recipe even uses Greek yogurt!
I do have the menorah out, polished, and ready to go! At least I can get that part done.