gobbletov

i am
 not 
sure
 why
 its not called
 hanukving or thanksgivukkah
  i guess
gobbletov
was 
catchier

  i don't cook

for many thanksgivings 
after 
my parents
 moved to florida
 they would come north
 stay with my sister 
we'd all get together
 mom would cook 

after my parents passed
 my sister and i
 would
 alternate
 hostessing

 toonman and i
 would trek
 over
 the 4 blocks
 to her apartment
or 
she'd trek here

 for many years
we
 mocked
 the holiday
 ordering
 pizza 
chinese
 thai
 or 
indian food

in the last few years
 i 
 ordered 
prepared
 traditional foods
 from
 various sources

 last year
 we ordered
 from 
eli zabar 
the brother 
of 
the guy 
who owns zabars
just up the street

 eli
 provided
 a scrumptious dinner
 i had
 only
 to work out
 the timing
 so
 most 
everything
 was hot
 at
the same time

 it pretty much worked out

 food was so good
 this year
 i ordered from him again
 this year
 because
 hanukkah began on wednesday at sundown
 i also
 ordered
 some traditional
 hanukkah dishes

 brisket and potato pancakes
 as well as
 the turkey and fixings

 i will open some malbec
 it works
 for both occasions/menus

 toonman
 schlepped
 all over the hood
 to find us
 candles for the menorah
 i brought a table cloth
for 
the card table


we're all set

i hope
 whichever
 holiday
 you are celebrating 
that
 you do it
 with
family and friends and lots and lots of food!

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