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Day 274: Eight Greasy Nights

Tonight is the last night of Hannukah. Tomorrow is the last day, and then it’s over for another year. We don’t do presents, but we do have eight nights of fried food. This year we had schnitzel, latkes, sufganiyot (jelly donuts), funnel cakes, vegetable pakoras and onion bhaji, and more sufganiyot. What can I say? We love our donuts.

Here’s a link to the recipe we used this year. They were amazing. Pro tip: you can refrigerate the dough overnight in an oiled ziploc bag, and it’ll be easier to roll and cut out. Then let them rise someplace warm for about 20 minutes before you fry them.

Soon it’ll be time to take down the decorations and get on with life. K’s bat mitzvah is in just under four weeks. COVID cases are still going up in Toronto and there’s talk of possibly extending the lockdown. At this point, we might just have to borrow a Torah from our shul and broadcast her reading from home on a Monday or Thursday morning.

I’ve been trying to plan things that will make it a special Shabbat for her anyhow, even if it’s just the six of us. But I can’t write about it here: she reads this blog from time to time. But I promise that when it happens, you’ll get all the pics and videos that K will allow me to post.

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