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!

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect combo holiday. Turkey and potato latkes-- What more could you ask for :-)
    Have a wonderful time. Bon appetit!
    xo jj

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  2. Sounds wonderful. Enjoy, and happy both holidays :).

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  3. Ok. I must ask -- is that the menorah from your consecration? I have the exact same one -- it was given out by the temple to all the kids after consecration. Anyway, fun to think of you having the same one.

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    1. Mine, however, is covered in wax (see my instagram photo)

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  4. happy holidays to you and toonman!
    we are eating lots and T and the brood are coming..

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  5. I've been trying to get son to agree to celebrate Hanukkah this year. He says that we are not Jews. I say true but we are not pilgrims either.
    I smoked two turkeys and Heather baked two pies and some other stuff and we are schlepping all over the Nana's house this afternoon. So we'll eat and then I'll watch the Cowboys lose to somebody and then we'll schlep back.
    Have a great Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

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  6. Ha! That's brilliant. :) Although no religions are involved here, you should see me try to blend a traditional Czech with a traditional British Christmas. Loads of fun with fresh carp swimming in the bathtub for the 24th supper and up at dawn to begin an enormous turkey for Christmas lunch on the 25th. But I do know that by the time the Doctor Who Christmas special comes on, all the work will have been worth it. :) I hope you have a marvellous celebration and much love is involved. :)

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  7. This sounds perfect and wonderful, Daryl! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!

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  8. Happy Thanksgivukkah! Those Zabars are some talented people. Can't wait to visit the store up the street from you in December. Gobbletov!

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  9. Wishing you and Toonman the best of both worlds, Daryl.
    We had Canadian Thanksgiving last month, so The Next Big Occasion here is Sunday when I get even older than I am now. I have asked Dick for some sort of signal system between my desk and his, two rooms away. Sometimes I have trouble getting out of a chair, and even when I don't have trouble, I can't do it very quickly, so if I need him to come right away, I have to phone him.
    Duh.
    So, a buzzer, or a walkie-talkie, whichever or whatever he can find, in case I have to say "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up."
    K

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  10. Gobbletov.. you need to copyright that one. Love it. Have a wonderful Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. And I notice, not for the first time that we have the same menorah.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

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  12. Daryl, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a good weekend! I know you will!

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  13. Gobbletov!! Hope your day was amazing. I appreciate you sharing your traditions. Is so fun to see how others celebrate!

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  14. Potato pancakes?!?!? I haven't had those in years. With sour cream I hope!!! Happy Hannukah!!!

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  15. We are celebrating both too...although now I wish I bought a brisket! Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Daryl! and Happy Hanukkah!

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