Hanukkah and Christmas overlap this year, which makes it an especially busy time since we celebrate both in our family. Our daughter returned from college yesterday, so we decorated the tree when she got home, and then went to help friends with Hannukah decorations. As always, we surveyed the paper dreidels the girls have been decorating for 15 years -- so much fun to watch their progression. No Friday newsletter this week, but next Monday we start with preparations for New Years celebrations and resolutions. Until then, I wish you joyous holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, or any other!) filled with love and wonder. Laura
We often think "real latkes" are made with potatoes but did you know that potatoes, being from the New World, weren't prevalent in Europe until about 200 years ago? Bet you can't guess what the original latkes were made from! I've linked to recipes, as well as to my own low-carb latke ideas.
Since we were away for Thanksgiving this year, we'll be cooking a low-carb turkey dinner for Christmas. There are lots of other possibilities, though. I have collected some links from around About.com to help you plan your Christmas dinner.