Thanksgivukkah Is Coming

The combination of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah will not happen again for 70,000 years.

The fine people at Buzzfeed have come up with a menu that combines the best of Thanksgiving fare with some of the traditional fare of the Juice. The main course being turkey, of course, given that it’s tradition for us AND our friends in Israel consume almost 50% more turkey per capita than we do. The twist?

Brine it with Manischevitz, natch.

Weird at first, but apparently quite tasty and traditional-looking once cooked.

The full menu:

TO START
Potato Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce

THE MEAL
Manischewitz-Brined Roast Turkey with Gravy
Sweet Potato Bourbon Noodle Kugel
Challah Apple Stuffing
Horseradish Chive Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pastrami and Pickled Red Onion

FOR DESSERT
Pecan Pie Rugelach
Rye Pumpkin Pye

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60 thoughts on “Thanksgivukkah Is Coming

  1. We’re having Turducken (first time), cornbread dressing, rice, giblet gravy, turnip greens, green bean casserole, butter beans, fired yeller squash, creamed corn, candied sweet taters, whole cranberries and biscuits.
    For dessert; P-Can pie and punkin pie.
    Oh, and I’ll have to make some deviled eggs for daughter.

  2. 3 tiered braided Christmas Bread is my contribution to
    Turkey day. Saw it on Emeril’s show a # of years back
    and it turns out great. Some people have a little
    hesitation if you let you them know it has an
    anchovy – so I don’t tell them any more 😉

  3. Manischewitz marinated turkey – this member of the Tribe will pass.

    We are marinating sweet potatoes in bourbon though, and the horseradish/chive mashed potatoes above sound great.

    We’re having 18 people over and Her Highness has been in meltdown mode since last week.

  4. I’ve always believed everyone in New Hampshire looks like Sarge…even the women.

    It’s why I kind of avoided the place.

    So, this was a surprise and the bonus is she and her sister are both conservatives state representatives.

    Meet Marilinda Garcia, state representative, concert harpist, two bachelor’s degrees from Tufts and a masters from the JFK School of Government at Harvard AND new presumptive member of the U.S. House.

    Extra bonus – she’s beautiful and only 30 years old.

  5. SD:

    green bean casserole, OF WISSIN SORROW

    I have a niece in law who likes to make that slop with canned beans, nastier than a sack of, well, I’m not gonna say it.

  6. 7 Texpat says:
    November 26, 2013 at 7:58 am
    I’ve always believed everyone in New Hampshire looks like Sarge…even the women.

    Its only the Canuck and Greek women who have mustaches.

    OK—so that’s pretty much more than half of the women in NH. You have a point.

  7. Although I gotta say that Christina Christadulo and Nancy Lamontainge were pretty dang hot back in High School.

    Bofum prolly got mustaches now though.

  8. I’ll have to report later on exactly what we had at Luby’s Cafeteria on Thursday noonish, but considering as how I regard all my favorites from their lineup as just right, I think their recipes must have come from Abilene.

  9. Day 64

    And in the spirit of Thanksgiving

    PILGRIM PUMPKIN CHILI
    1 lb. lean ground beef
    1/2 c. onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin
    2 c. water
    1 (16 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
    1/2 c. pitted ripe olives, sliced
    1 (1 1/4 oz.) env. taco seasoning mix
    1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. salt
    Red pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce (optional)
    1 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded
    1 c. corn chips, crushed
    1/2 c. dairy sour cream
    In a 3-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook meat, onion and garlic until meat is brown. Drain. Add pumpkin, water, beans, olives, taco seasoning mix, chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover; simmer 30 minutes. Season with red pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce. Garnish with cheese, corn chips and sour cream. Yields 6 servings.
    (If you think this recipe too unusual to try, don’t fear. It’s a thick, hearty chili – the pumpkin replaces tomatoes, but taste is very similar to usual chili.)

  10. Good blustery morning Hamsters. Dropped to 38 by 6 this morning, windy, misty, nasty for any critter stuck outside without cover. A solitary squirrel went tearing across the back yard, jumped to the top fence rail and ran along that, then leapt into the pecan tree next to it and disappeared. Maybe that tree is home.

    Things must be looking up however, as a flock of black birds has arrived in the yards to dine on acorn and pecan bits, perhaps some cold and slow bugs, then moved on to the pastures to pick through the manure for undigested oats, scarf up seeds from the weeds and grasses, and feast on more pecans and acorns. The yards and pastures out here are giant bird feeders in winter. Our cardinal couple hasn’t come out from their ligustrum home yet. The neighborhood hawks aren’t visiting either.

    The sky is a bit brighter but still gray, so maybe the last edge of the rain is passing east at last. The weather service radar isn’t working at the moment. The wind has blown most of the mist away and sent thousands of more wet leaves flying briefly before they gracelessly plop down to pretty much stay put. No elegant ballets today.

    St. Francis looks cold in his flowerbed beneath a large red oak in the back yard halfway between the barn and house. The concrete foal at his feet also looks cold, but then the ambient temperature is only 39 now. Brrr. St. Francis strikes a customary pose holding a bird in his cupped hands, but there is room for a thermometer from our home weather station as well since he faces the house, and this is the best location to transmit the data to the monitor in the kitchen. It looks like St. Francis has a cell phone. 😉

  11. #13 Shannon

    The diving fox is spectacular. And graceful. We know foxes are sly and clever, and this talent certainly reinforces that. Would be interesting to somehow see the view from under the snow.

  12. #8 bones

    green bean casserole, OF WISSIN SORROW

    I used to think that also, I even argued with someone about it on LST a few years ago. It’s a yankee dish that I’d never had until someone would bring it out to The Rocket Ranch for pot-luck. It always was fair to terrible until a buddy of mine brought some in a few years ago and now with a good recipe AND the right, fresh ingredients, I love it and so does the fambly, (all southerners BTW). I even took it to the reunion over’n Alabama last year. 😀

  13. #24 squawk

    I just threw up in my mouth. The Second Coming can’t come fast enough.

    By the way, what day is it? lol

  14. #24 Squawkie
    It’s hard to imagine a psychologically normal man wanting to have some equipment inserted into his torso that would support the maturation of an embryo. If the baby-box works, just make a version that you plug into the wall — and prolly needs to be on a UPS and a generator, in case of a power outage.

    Speaking of “psychologically normal”, the author of that piece sounds like a hoot from “her” short bio. How do you classify a female whose life partner is a heterosexual woman??

  15. I used to think that also, I even argued with someone about it on LST a few years ago. It’s a yankee dish that I’d never had until someone would bring it out to The Rocket Ranch for pot-luck. It always was fair to terrible until a buddy of mine brought some in a few years ago and now with a good recipe AND the right, fresh ingredients, I love it and so does the fambly, (all southerners BTW). I even took it to the reunion over’n Alabama last year.

    That’s strange, cuz I never saw three bean casserole until I got down here. Maybe its a Texas thang and not an alabama or NH thang.

  16. 24 – absurd and agree on the ‘we are doomed’,

    At great personal risk though, I’ve got to ask – why are you looking
    at Womens’ Digest online?

  17. Now, there is green bean casserole, which is a little worn out.
    Then there is /gag/ cold, three bean salad, which should never be mentioned again.

  18. CFree

    At great personal risk though, I’ve got to ask – why are you looking
    at Womens’ Digest online?

    This story popped up in one of my favorite news aggregators. I have it looking for health stuff especially Obamacare but at times these little nuggets of head scratchers slip in.

  19. #24 Squawk

    Wow, whoever wrote that piece of fanciful fiction is obviously seriously off meds.
    Can the folks in white coats with butterfly nets be very far behind? Gad.

  20. #33 Sarge I think Shannon figured it out.

    Now, there is green bean casserole, which is a little worn out.
    Then there is /gag/ cold, three bean salad, which should never be mentioned again.

    Green bean Casserole uses fresh green beans and is a hot casserole, three bean salad is whole pintos, kidneys and black beans in oil/vinegar and served cold….Summertime dish, I’m told. 😉

  21. #24 Squawk

    An encouraging 212 out of 240 were able to successfully conceive and carry a fetus until the third trimester, while 178 men were able to successfully give birth to live babies. To date, 16 of these male-birthed children have made it to their fourth birthday. These are very promising numbers indeed.

    Promising my backside. 6.66% of the total have children surviving until the 4th B-day; of course that means that 93.4% did not and were in effect sacrificed for a frivolous notion. No indication was given as to the health and well being of these poor vicitms of human experimentation. 240 viable embroyos, potential future human beings wasted to feed some Terdnozzles delusions of grandeur. Disgraceful.

  22. #15 Squawk:
    I can live with beans in chile, but I absolutely have to draw the damn line at friggen olives and pumpkin for cryin out loud.

  23. #35 Squawk; one of the commenters in the article stated
    she had a more limited # of healthcare providers available. I don’t think
    she’s seen anything yet.

    Recently I was in on an ins webinar with some professionals from Zurich –
    Statements were made of concerns of mergers/acquisitions to consolidate in
    order to have a greater critical mass to handle the changes; better access to
    capital. In turn, there will be a greater use of Para Professionals to handle the
    patient flow. Especially as the workforce within hospitals themselves will reduce as the patient care is pushed even more so to Outpatient care/Telemedicine. Concerns were also on supply chain shortage of staff – Dr.’s, Nurses, etc. (licensed personnel). Pretty large concerns were also compliance (hipaa etc.) and data security in adhering to new regulations.

    Last – collection issues on the higher deductibles. You’ll be approached much earlier to let them know how you’ll pay for it. Personally – I was scheduled for a CT scan, etc. tests for Jan. 2014 – I was able to have the dates changed to the end of Dec. so I wouldn’t have to pay the high deductible for the test. (at least I postponed that cost until Apr/May).

    One last thing – there are about 142 academic medical facilities in the US now. That # is expected to drop to around 12 within the next 15-20 yrs.

  24. Drudge has a banner Headline/link speaking of how the SCOTUS is gonna revisit OCare based on the religious beliefs (1st amendment) of business owners. Some time ago Limbaugh detailed as to how there was no severability clause in the ACA law, and therefore, if any part is vacated by the SCOTUS, then the entire law would have to be scrapped.
    I would like to see a 14th amendment challenge based on its unequal application across different classes of people.

  25. #42 Bonecrusher

    Hmm, no mention of where the male “birth canal” exits in this piece, nor at the start just how conception is accomplished. Petri dish? How is the pseudo uterus constructed?
    This is a sick joke. 🙁

  26. Hmm, no mention of where the male “birth canal” exits in this piece

    It reminds me of a joke about where lawyers come from.. . . .Which I shall not repeat.

  27. My question is where did they find 242 ‘male persons’ to take on the
    experiment? (I just can’t use the term men)

  28. I chuckle at all this interest (not from y’all) in men gettin preggers. That and a weird desire by some busy bodies to make drunks like me able to drink again just cracks me up.

    Some time ago we shared a story of men supposedly experiencing birth contractions. I had to call BS on that. No way those guys were experiencing THE PAIN. I have watched my chillin as they were borned and my wife pulled my upper lip over my forehead during the process. No one had their lip pulled up over their forehead so I am more than skeptical.

  29. it is a great thing that wiminzes have a higher pain threshold than menfolk, becuase otherwise we would all be only chirrenzes. That or G-D is gracious enough to make them forget how hard chirrenzes birthing is.

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