Tomorrow marks a rare merging of Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah (which begins at sunset on Wednesday the 27th). Meet “Thanksgivukkah”! I’m pumped about it because (a) eating is great and (b) both of these holidays were celebrated by my family growing up. Thanksgiving was always a time to make the 8-hour drive to Nebraska to see my dad’s side of the family; Hanukkah was a time to invite all of our Oklahoma friends over to my mom’s house for our annual Scudder Latke Party.
Being in Jordan for both of these holidays and not at home to celebrate all of those traditions with my family left me feeling a bit bummed leading up to this week. But my brother decided to visit (!) and I’ve been working on some Hanukkah crafts, Thanksgiving recipes, and reading all about this festive merging of two holidays.
So, to start a Thanksgivukkah-themed series of posts this week, here are some articles and recipes I found online that are fun, informative, and delicious! Enjoy!
Thanksgivukkah in the News:
“Five Things Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have in Common” (Time News Feed)
“Thanksgivukkah Stress Getting you Down? Here’s a Literary Escape Plan” (NPR)
“Time to Mix Up the Manischewitz Turkey Brine for Thanksgivukkah” (NPR: The Salt)
“Thanksgivukkah Blessings” (HuffPost)
“A Heaping Helping of Holidays: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Collide” (Washington Post On Faith)
“How to Rock Thanksgivukkah” (The Kitchn)
“The Thanksgivukkah Double-Down “Food52 vs Serious Eats” Face-Off” (Food52)
“Thanksgivukkah” from Buzzfeed
“How to Make the Perfect Thanksgivukkah Meal” (Table Mag)
“Thanksgivukkah Ideas from the Experts” (The Kitchn)
“Thanksgivukkah Recipes” (Yum Sugar)
“Healthy Thanksgivukkah Recipes” (Fit Sugar)
“Thanksgivukkah: A Mash-up of Two Holidays That’s Easy to Relish” (NPR: The Salt)