Three Weeks to Christmas

Well I know how to throw a party, if I do say so myself. We celebrated the fourth night of Hanukkah with 20 eclectic friends and some special family. I cooked and prepared for two days; everything was homemade: three dozen killer latkes, one mighty fine outta the gate brisket, four loaves of mandel bread, seasoned pecans, Israeli salad and eight cups of fresh applesauce. There was spiked mulled cider (the crockpot was licked clean), Havdalah led by Dennis and Hanukkah reading and candle lighting by all the guests.

The only thing that seemed to overshadow our event was a menorah lighting on Laguna Beach. Picture this: four surfboards on either side of a longboard that served as the Shamash.  That has to be the most unique celebration!

But ours was memorable.


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