December is a month filled with holidays. While many celebrate Christmas there are families all over that celebrate the Jewish holiday, Chanukah. This festival of lights is filled with a very important cultural history that teaches about faith and hope. Are you looking for a story to share your holiday traditions with your family? Are you looking to teach your children about other cultures? This book is an excellent book for understanding the traditions and of the holiday.
From Michael J. Rosen comes a story about the lights of Chanukah. Follow a young boy as he learns about all the lights present in his holiday traditions. Help him find the all of the lights that brighten his family’s culture. This book shares the traditions of a family as they go through their holiday.
This book is filled with joy, light, and hope. It is an excellent tool for understanding the common traditions of Chanukah and showing young kids some of the different traditions other cultures practice. Enjoy this as part of your Chanukah traditions with your family, and to make it fun try this special recipe for holiday latkes.
•1 tsp. salt
•1/4 tsp. pepper
•between 1/4 to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
•oil for frying (canola is recommended)
1. Peel potatoes. Place in a bowl of cold water so they won’t turn brown.
2. When ready to prepare the latkas, drain the potatoes. Place potatoes and onions in a food processor fitted with a knife blade. Pulse until smooth. Drain mixture well.
3. Pour potato mixture into a large bowl. Add beaten eggs. Add salt and pepper. Add enough flour so that the mixture holds together.
4. Pour 1 inch of oil into a large, deep frying pan. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.
5. Carefully drop 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the hot oil.
6. Flatten the pancake slightly so the center will cook.
7. Fry for several minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
8. Drain on paper towels.
Serve the latkes with applesauce.