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Friday, December 15, 2006

Yay! I don’t have strep. The doc did that rapid test and it was negative. So whatever I have, it’s just going to pass soon. I’m drinking a lot (I mean hot stuff, not alcohol!) to soothe my throat but I feel happy, probably knowing I am not streplococcied.

So I spent much of the morning standing on line at various Jewish bakeries and butchers, trying to buy Chanukah stuff. It is a double whammy holiday because it falls on a Friday night, which is also Shabbot (Sabbath). So the more religious Jews were out, too. It was really fun hanging out with all these very different types. Russians, Israelis, old, young, strange (the last type was me!). Some were clothed in the ultra-orthodox wear, like wigs (for the women) and payos, or sidecurls, for the boys. Very friendly to me. I was chatting it up right and left; anything to make the time pass in a long line. Flirted with the Israeli cashier at the butcher shop, very young and cute.

Corned beef came out great, although a bit fatty. Latkes: magnifique! Also, I got a navy blue velvet belly dance costume from my sister! So all in all, a good day. Especially the non-strep part.

Tabblo: Chanukah Treats


hey! How about sharing the latke recipe? mmmm mmmm mmm…

— added by Anonymous on Friday, December 15, 2006 at 9:51 pm

Latke Recipe (feeds family of 5, but only if the youngest refuses to eat them):
I peeled and grated 6 big potatoes. Then I squeezed all the water out of them, through a colander. Then I grated in a tiny onion. Then I mixed in three eggs. Then a nice handful of flour. Kosher salt, and pepper.

Butter and Pam cooking spray in a big nonstick Calphalon pan (which I hate). Threw gloppy balls of the stuff into the pan and let it brown, about 3 mins. each side.

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, December 15, 2006 at 10:57 pm

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