Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Today something is happening that hasn’t happened since 1888, and won’t happen again for a very, very long time. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah just happen to fall on the same day, today, which is sending many Jewish families into a little bit of a tizzy when it comes to preparing today’s traditional Turkey Day dinner. For those of you celebrating the festival of lights, are you combining both holidays into one big family get together today or are you still reserving today for Thanksgiving only, and doing Hanukkah later in the week? My family is killing two birds with one stone and having our big family get together today. Although I do wish I could be spending the day with my mom, dad and sister, I’m thankful to have family here in Florida to celebrate with.

Whatever you’re doing, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! Or Thanksgivukkah – because for some strange reason, Americans have this obsession with combining two words to make one ridiculous new one, which always catches on absolutely everywhere. It trends, it becomes a hashtag, and eventually just becomes a real word. We’re a weird group of people.

These two holidays could easily be thought of as the most food-centric days of the year. Between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, you could write a book full of all the traditional recipes that come from them. From latkes to sweet potato pie, there will certainly be no shortage of food this week. I thought it’d be fun to round up the top 5 recipes I’ve found that scream “Thanksgivukkah.”

The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Pumpkin Challah
That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Orange Cranberry Relish SufganiyotMy Jewish Learning – The Nosher

What Jew Wanna Eat

Whatever your plans are for today, I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and (if applicable) a Happy Hanukkah! Enjoy your day full of good food and lots of time spent with family and friends.  

Disclaimer: The above mentioned bloggers have given me permission to include a photo of their dish and a link to the post where the recipe can be found. Please use the click-through link to their individual sites if you want to pin any of their images.



Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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