I'm in shock at how early Hanukkah came this year. Here I am, polishing off the last of the pumpkin whoopie pies and still eating turkey sandwiches, and I've got no time for dieting before having to dunk my head in a vat of hot oil (otherwise known as "frying the latkes").
Since I'm still in a post-Thanksgiving haze, I haven't had much time to prepare for Hanukkah. If I were a better Chew, though, I would have tried my hand at something like this engineering marvel created by my awesomely crafty aunt:
This, boys and girls, is a honest-to-goodness gingerbread menorah, constructed entirely out of edible goodness, designed (with help from my architect uncle) to stand by itself, and complete with candles that actually can be lit.
It's a Hanukkah miracle! Ok, not actually a miracle, but a pretty ingenious creation.
My husband and I will be celebrating the first night of Hanukkah with a simple pot roast dinner at home, preceded by the lighting of our (not edible) menorah. If you're celebrating as well, we hope you have a festive and glowing night.
May you have an inspired and creative holiday season!