How To Celebrate Thanksgivukkah, The Best Holiday Of All Time
This holiday won't happen again for 70,000 years. (Really.) So celebrate to the max: Manischewitz-brined turkey, pecan pie rugelach, a cornucopia of gelt, and lots more.
Have you heard about Thanksgivukkah?
On Nov. 28, 2013, for the first and only time in any of our lifetimes, the first day of Hanukkah falls on the same day as Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivukkah. (Yes, it's kind of like Sharknado.)
So BuzzFeed created a Thanksgivukkah menu.
With nine original recipes that combine the best foods from both holidays.
Coming up with Thanksgivukkah recipes meant BuzzFeed Food editors asked themselves some important questions, such as: How do you make pumpkin pie Jewish? (Answer: Add rye flour and caraway seeds to the crust, then teach it a Torah portion.) How much sweet potato do you need to add to a noodle kugel to make it taste like Thanksgiving? (A lot, and then some bourbon too.) Does challah make a good turkey stuffing? (OH MY GOODNESS, YES.)
After testing, retesting, and then asking other BuzzFeed writers with less cooking experience to test them again, we are ecstatic with the results.
We know that cooking this entire menu might be unappealing to sane people; it's just for fun, and the idea is that you can pick and choose the dishes that appeal to you. Feel free to email the BuzzFeed Food editors with any questions.
Plus fun DIY decoration ideas.
BuzzFeed's DIY editors added some ingenious DIY Thanksgivukkah decoration ideas to the mix — like gold-dipped pumpkins and yarmulkes adorned with buckles.
Photos by Macey J. Foronda
Styling by John Gara
Products: Squirrel candleholders provided by Jonathan Adler; bird menorah provided by Jonathan Adler; bobalt cake stand (Rye Pumpkin Pye) provided by Fishs Eddy; Jan Burtz dinner plates provided by ABC Carpet and Home; Farm to Table gourd ceramics provided by ABC Carpet and Home; navy placemats provided by ABC Carpet and Home; gold coasters provided by ABC Carpet and Home (not available online); antique silver flatware provided by ABC Carpet and Home; orange cereal bowl (Cranberry Applesauce) provided by Fishs Eddy; earthenware white baking dish (Sweet Potato Bourbon Noodle Kugel) provided by ABC Carpet and Home; white cake stands (Pecan Pie Rugelach) provided by Fishs Eddy; Jan Burtz deep bowl (Horseradish Chive Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pastrami and Pickled Red Onion) provided by ABC Carpet and Home; tan gravy boat (Manischewitz Gravy) provided by Fishs Eddy (not available online); metallic placemats by ABC Carpet and Home (not available online).
Planning to cook one of these recipes?
That's awesome! Take a picture of your finished dish, post it to Instagram, and tag it #Thanksgivukkah. The BuzzFeed food editors want to know how things turn out in your home kitchen. And, who knows? Maybe your photo will end up in a BuzzFeed post!