Thanksgivukkah: 5 Ways to Mix It Up

Overheard at the Ronay house during a past Hanukkah: Can we light the menorah soon? I want to go to 5:15 mass.

That's how we do it around here.  H is Jewish.  I'm Catholic.  And we've been living in interfaith harmony since 2007.

This year, as it turns out, the first night of Hanukkah is on Thanksgiving.  It hasn't happened in 125 years and it's not going to happen again for another 70,000 years.  Talk about a rare occasion.

So, how can you make it an extra special mix of both? Embrace it all!

1/ Light the menurkey! The menorah shaped like a turkey, by the way, is selling like hot cakes.  Check out the story of 9 year old Asher Weintraub and his invention here.

2/ Reenact the first Thanksgiving AND spin the dreidel in those pilgrim dresses.

3/ Skip the mashed potatoes in favor of potato latkes.  Or have both.  Or not.  It's a free country.  Thank you, pilgrims.

4/ I love stuffing. I love challah. Make the stuffing WITH challah. I die.

5/ I love pumpkin pie. I love chocolate. You can have your pumpkin pie and your gold chocolate coins and eat them, too.  Yes, you can have it all on Thanksgivukkah.

And, lastly, check out this awesome video from my friends at Big Teeth Productions.

In the spirit of Roses, here's to the best part of every holiday ~
food and family.

Happy Thanksgivukkah to all!

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