Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah! SO SO SO excited it's finally here. Although, in all honesty I have been celebrating Chanukah since August, no joke. Between preparing for the Chanukah issue of the magazine and shooting a Chanukah themed pilot for PBS, before the first candle I have already made latkes 3 times, fried donuts twice, baked Chanukah cookies with the kiddies once, lit the menorah as a family, wrapped presents, and washed my clothes and sheital to rid them of the smell of fried oil that is the holiday. Now that it's finally here, for real, I almost need someone to pinch me to prove it - although I'll settle for opening some presents.
As is customary for the holiday we do dairy every night. Why you ask? I told you last year. You don't remember? Read here. So to update my repertoire I've got some new dishes for your Chanukah parties.
Zucchini Latkes with a Tzatziki Sauce: Fried but super low carb!
Pumpkin Baked Penne: Because I love pumpkin, because I can't help myself and because I have a bunch of leftover cans in the cupboard from Thanksgiving.
Lemon and White Wine Broiled Sole: A light delicate dish to balance all else at this meal
Greek Salad with Feta, Garlic Croutons and Lemon Oregano Dressing: Because I think about the Greeks over this holiday and although we defeated them no reason to ignore their wonderful contributions to the culinary world, hence the salad and Tzatziki sauce above.
Maple Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese and Chives: Sweet and savory and so simple! I really do love this recipe. .
Nutella Banana Egg Rolls: Cause I am sick of donuts and nutella is divine and I saw a similar idea in the Rachael Ray magazine and I thought "MUST HAVE THIS NOW!"
Hope you agree!