No matter what holiday you celebrate December 1 starts a craving inside everyone for traditional holiday food! When I came back from Alabama I was pretty lucky that Justin had saved me some of his mom’s latkes (latkes- are potato pancakes for all my blog readers who do not know) They are delish and I really enjoyed them and they are all gone now which is a bummer because tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. (now I don’t want to go off on a tangent but look what I found as I was writing the way that I spell Hanukkah… hmm who knew?)
- When determining the proper spelling of a word, one criteria used by orthographers is popularity of use. The following ranking gauges popularity according to Google hits.
- 12,700,000 for Hanukkah
- 2,440,000 for Chanukah
- 739,000 for Hanukah
- 631,000 for Hannukah
- 465,000 for Chanukkah
- 377,000 for Hanuka
- 359,000 for Chanuka
- 191,000 for Channukah
- 163,000 for Hanaka
- 119,000 for Chanukka
- Other spellings: Channukkah, Hanukka, Hannukkah, Xanukkah, Hanouka (French) and Janukah (Spanish).
Here is a link to the site: http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-spell-hanukkah
- Anyways I am going to be honest with y’all… I have never made a latka in my life and I don’t think my mom has either so… I wait for the parties when I can eat them… I know sad but maybe I will eventually start peeling some potatoes and making some.
- Here is my other problem what kind of food do you serve on Hanukkah? ( It’s 8 days and I have yet to make anything to celebrate the holiday)
- Help a gal out