BigOven offers advice for home cooks juggling the intersection of two holidays
This year, combined Hanukkah-Thanksgiving recipes are everywhere, as people celebrate the alignment of two major holidays. In 2013, the second night of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28.) Some are referring to this year’s unique Hanukkah-Thanksgiving crossover as “Thanksgivukkah.” Thanksgivukkah will not happen again for 70,000 years, so BigOven’s editorial team encourages home cooks to embrace the meeting of these holidays by combining scrumptious ingredients to make new creations.
TRY LATKES WITH THANKSGIVING FLAIR. Potatoes take center stage at Hanukkah dinner and provide a tasty side dish at the Thanksgiving feast. Cook potato latkes Thanksgiving-style by using fall vegetables found at theThanksgiving table.
- Sweet Potato Latkes
- Crispy Root Vegetable Latkes with Beet Puree
- Carrot Scallion Latkes
- Butternut Squash Latkes with Sage and Pine Nut Yogurt Sauce
More traditional families may enjoy garnishing potato latkes with a festive Thanksgiving topping.
While latkes and turkey make a beautiful pairing, it’s these fall sides that will really make your meal shine.
- Potato Kugel Cups
- Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts
- Chard and Caramelized Shallot Noodle Kugel
- Gluten Free Horseradish Mushroom Baked Potatoes
- Challah Bread Mushroom Stuffing with Wild Rice and Mushrooms
Neither Hanukkah nor Thanksgiving is complete without satisfying one’s sweet tooth. Finish the meal with these delectable desserts.
- Chai Sufganiyot (Hanukkah Donuts) with Orange-Pumpkin Buttercream
- Cranberry Rugalach
- Orange Cranberry Thanksgivukkah Jelly Donuts
- Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Maple Icing
- Hanukkah Gelt Coins Cookies
BigOven offers fully customizable pre-made Thanksgivukkah menus that cooks can add to a menu planner and grocery list, then take to the store. Mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, NOOK and Windows Phone allow cooks complete access to their recipe collection at the store, making planning for both holidays a seamless task.
See full Thanksgivukkah Menus here:
- Thanksgivukkah Celebration featuring Butternut Squash Latkes and Rye and Apple Stuffing
- Thanksgivukkah Dinner featuring Potato Latkes with Cranberry Jam and Chard and Carmelized Shallot Noodle Kugel
- Thanksgivukkah Feast featuring Roast Turkey with Apples, Onions, Fried Sage Leaves and Apple Cider Gravy and Rye Pumpernickel Stuffing
- Thanksgivukkah Menu featuring Thanksgiving Deep Fried Turkey and Challah Bead-Mushroom Stuffing with Wild Rice and Raisins
Craving more? Get inspired by checking out the hand-picked Thanksgivukkah collection on BigOven, and join in the fun by sharing your own on BigOven.com. BigOven makes it easy for home cooks to juggle these holidays, from planning to grocery shopping to preparation.
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