Sunday, December 13, 2009

Welcome To Our Chanukah Home









(Notice how my "adorable fry pan" was put to good use....!)

We had a very lovely weekend, filled with bloggers & babies - latkes and lights - dreidels and doughnuts.

Ilana, who ate with us Friday night with her friend Ellen, confirmed with us that every child's antic that her sister Shosh blogs about, is in fact 100% true and not in the slightest bit exaggerated. (Sorry Shosh, but I just had to ask....)

Stay tuned all week for more Chanukah updates, a Chanukah edition of Blogger Pyramid and a Chanukah edition of Wednesday's Wacky Signs.



15 comments:

tnspr569 said...

I can't believe I didn't realize until now - 6th floor for the G6! Nice!

Leora said...

Great pics - submit it to JPIX! Blog carnival is working again. Or send 'em to jpixcarnival at gmail dot com.

Chappy Chanukah.

Jacob Da Jew said...

Very interesting Silver Menorahs. Can you tell us anymore about them? What company prduced them, makes, models etc?

My guess is that the one on the right is prduced by Hatzorfim. The other two are unknown but wild.

Baked Lecho Dodi said...

Do people still use candles in 2009? Good Chanuka!

Staying Afloat said...

Your home is such a beautiful mix of elegance and fun stuff! And as I look down that gorgeous table, the first thing I see is that high chair and I'm just so excited for you. What do they call you? Oma?

Happy Chanukah!

G6 said...

Baked Lecho Dodi -

The candle menorah is, for the moment, merely a decorative heirloom. It was lit by my father-in-law's FATHER as a child, then by my father-in-law as a boy, followed by my husband. When my grandson is old enough to light, if he would like to use it, he will be the fourth generation G-boy to light it.

Staying Afloat -
I didn't realize that I had captured the highchair in the picture. If I had noticed, I might have removed it. Now I'm glad I didn't because I realize that it too tells a story of the weekend.... the best part of the story! Thanks for pointing that out. And yes, I proudly wear the badge of "Oma" :D

Ilana said...

Sorry I was so normal! Maybe next time I will provide better blogging material. :) Thanks again, we had a great time with the G's!

YDL said...

Those coins would not last hanging in such a manner like that in our house. I wouldv'e ate them.

Louisa said...

Did you know that Germans put SUGAR on their latkes????????????????????!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS THAT!!!????? Also funny anecdote...turns out that the latkes of my Ukrainian grandma's recipe fall apart if you try to stab them in the middle with a fork. Just like the joke about the Yekkim and the Chasid...until I moved here, I never noticed...always took 'em with my hands!!! LOL

efrex said...

Louisa:

While I haven't heard of that until now, it doesn't take that much of a stretch: there are two ways to go with toppings for neutral dishes like fried potato: 1) sweet and 2) sour/savory. Western Europeaners and Eastern Americans tend to go for the former (hence apple sauce on latkes, sweet ketchup on french fries), while Eastern Europeans and southern Americans do the latter (sour cream on latkes or blini, vinegar or gravy on fries and potato chips).

While I very much fall into the "sweet" camp on this one, for the sake of shalom bayit I stay out of the great matzah brei debate...

Staying Afloat said...

Just noticed the napkin rings! Also, are their miniature dogs on your table? And why?

G6 said...

Staying Afloat -
Wow! You are observant!!
You can read about the Chanukah napkin rings, which were new last year, here.
The little dogs are actually knife rests.
What you haven't yet commented on, that I love very much, is the hand painted silk challah cover that I gave Avram several years ago for Chanukah. It is a bit difficult to see (only a corner of it in the pic) but it has on it the entire Haneiros Hallalu around the border and the complete Maoz Tzur on the main panel. It is very beautifully decorated and this year (like the year I gave it to my husband) we get to use it TWICE :)

Staying Afloat said...

I see it now- it's in your side bar photo too. Wow, that's a beautiful piece of artwork.

(Um, knife rests? I thought that's what plates were for. Though it appears you could put your rings on the tail.)

G6 said...

LOL on the rings... I've gotta try it when I was next time.

The knife rests are used when the appetizer course contains meat, as opposed to fish. It's a nicer way to 'hold' your knife when there is still a soup course in between the appetizer and the main.
(They also make a fun 'toy' ...)

Shosh said...

Im glad she confirmed my stories! Unfortunately, my children are every bit as crazy as I make them out to be.