This year, I think I’ll celebrate Thanksgiving in a Jewish home because I don’t want to miss out on Thanksgivukkah. That’s the pop culture portmanteau neologism for the first day of Hanukkah that falls on Thanksgiving this year. (Such a phrase! Oy, the fun!)
This is the first and only Thanksgivukkah in our lifetimes. The next one is 70,000 years from now. Since both holidays are about giving thanks, it’s double-double gratitude happy happy joy joy, 2X the love.
The Thanksgivukkah Meal
A Thanksgivukkah menu combines the best foods from both holidays: Manizchewitz-brined turkey….challah stuffing….pumpkin pie with caraway and seeds in the crust. The Internet is a cornucopia of creative and healthy Thanksgivukkah recipes. My favorites are from Christine Byrne for BuzzFeed who has nine original recipes that combine the best foods from both holidays for us. I am considering these recipes:
- Maneschewitz-Brined Rosy Roast Turkey (Christine Byrne for BuzzFeed)
- Challah, Mushroom, and Celery (Mrs Wheelbarrow at Food52)
- Cranberry Applesauce (Martha Stewart, Everyday Food)
- Sweet Potato Bourbon Noodle Kugel (Christine Byrne for BuzzFeed)
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Molasses (Tori Avey, “The Shiksa in the Kitchen”)
- Pumpkin Challah (Tori Avey, “The Shiksa in the Kitchen”)
- (Healthy) Rugelach (Jennifer Iserloh, “Skinny Chef”)
Your thoughts, Will you be celebrating Thanksgivukkah? What’s for dinner?