I love Chanukah more than most non-Jews I know. I really can’t help it. There is so much tradition!
Who doesn’t love a good Fiddler on the Roof blog break?
Anyway, I also love Chanukah because there are candles, there is singing, there is family and there is great food. Do you really need much more to make a great holiday?
Answer: No. No you don’t.
Let me draw your attention back to the food:
Our good family friends R and B always invite us #CluelessChristians to celebrate the major Jewish holidays with them. Actually, they invite us to celebrate all the Jewish holidays with them. We joke all the time that I celebrate more Jewish holidays than my Jewish friends. I take great pride in this.
You know who also takes pride in her Chanukah? Tillie the miniature schnauzer:
How cute is she? She has a sister, Goldie (not pictured), and the two of them love having guests over. I like to think it’s because they love me, but really, they love food, and guests means dinner at the dining room table… which means that when people get up from their chairs, they can get onto them. When they get on the chairs, they get better access to all the food. ALL THE FOOD. #SchnauzerWin
This year, Tillie behaved herself and just watched the food. Other years and other holidays… we haven’t been so lucky. But she’s cute, so she gets away with it.
Upon closer examination of the food spread, you’ll note the adorable latkes platter. I. Was. Obsessed. I can’t really tell you why. I think it’s because the little figures on it looked so friendly, and because the man was holding a fiddle. See previous Fiddler on the Roof obsession mentioned above. One of my twitter/instagram (but not real life, because that would be weird… jk!) friends commented on my instagram, “Those guys are adorable! Who are they? #cluelesschristian” and I only wish I knew the answer. Jewish readers: Are they actual figures that represent something, or are they just meant to be cute?
Anyway, the meal concluded with many, many sweets… but this one was my favorite for obvious, chocolate-chip based reasons: