Oy! 2013 brings a crazy mashup of two distinct holidays: Chanukah and Thanksgiving. Not since November 29, 1888 have the two collided (Whoa!) and they won’t again for several thousand (yep, thousand) years.
Despite a small minority of Thanksgivukkah scrooges (Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert angrily protested, “Pretty soon school kids will think Thanksgiving started when the Wampanoags sat down with the Maccabees and the yams lasted for eight nights”) chefs and family cooks across the land are excited for delicious recipes that celebrate both traditions.
Wanna add a Chanukkah flair to your Thanksgiving table? We’ve rounded up the best ideas from the web to help you create a once in a millenia-worthy feast.
Martha Stewart’s at it again, this time combining seasonal harvest flavors with a traditional Hebrew twist. Add even more Thanksgiving flavor with a cranberry compote instead of applesauce.
The Shiksa in the Kitchen fills her home with the aromatic, herby smell of ridiculous goodness via her Challah Slow Cooker Stuffing. As she states, “When cubed and toasted, this eggy bread becomes the perfect sponge for savory chicken broth and herbs.”
Accompany heavier holiday dishes with a simple, yet delicious, roast of brussel sprouts, carrots, persimmon, pumpkin and more, brought to you by Jennie Schacht of Fork and Swoon
The BuzzFeed thought up this ingenious holiday mashup recipe that puts a Chanukkah flair on the star of the Thanksgiving table: the turkey. The sweetness from the Maneschewitz offers the perfect replacement for the traditional addition of granulated sugar in most brines.
Tyler Florence whips up this Thanksgiving staple with the classic Chanukkah flavors of horseradish and chives. Pass the gravy, please.
Finish your feast with What Jew Wanna Eat’s delicious Star of David shaped Chocolate Cranberry Cake with Gelt Glaze, a rich, tart chocolate dessert too delicious to only eat once a century.