Whew! It’s been one busy week. There’s always lots to do to get
ready for Christmas. Baking those tasty gingerbread cookies
(with ginger) was just the beginning. Then there was the card
writing and sending, putting up the tree, and decorating inside
and out. Then the fun really began. Namely, parties!
First was my annual Chrismakah dinner, when a good (Jewish)
friend and I (non-Jewish) celebrate Christmas and Chanukah.
We light the menorah and the tree, eat lots, exchange gifts,
and indulge in holiday merry making.
And yes, I made another Potato Pumpkin. HUZZAH!
Cool! I received a REAL popover pan. Now I can stop using that regular
ol’ muffin tin and bake some lovely gems.
The party’s over ’til next year.
Then I attended an actual Chanukah Celebration at the Jewish
Society in Manhattan with the same above friend. Naturally,
there was more food, menorah lighting, grab-bag gifts, music,
and general merry making.
The party’s winding down.
My grab-bag pick: a Chanukah Dog! What fun.
The scene I saw on the return home. Ahh, Christmas in New York.