Thursday, December 13, 2007

Our humble 8th day dinner

well we couldn't find the mennorah. and i decided to just make some steamed cabage instead of stuffed cabbage. but it was a sweet feast nonetheless--and everyone pitched in!

Israeli Orange Chicken (thank you, Nicole!)
Yield: 8 servings
  • 5 lb Chicken, roasting

  • 2 Oranges, whole

  • 1 lg Onion, cut in large slices

  • 1/2 c Orange juice, fresh

  • 2 tb Ginger, freshly grated

  • 2 tb Honey

  • 1/2 c Wine

Rinse and dry chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Insert one whole orange in the chicken. Place in roasting pan, breast side down. Surround with onion slices.

Mix juice with the ginger, and pour over the chicken. Roast uncovered at 350 degrees F for 1/2 hour.

Remove chicken from the oven, turn over, and smear with honey. Surround the chicken with the second orange, sliced, and return to the oven. After five minutes, baste with wine and pan juices. If browning too quickly, cover with foil. Baste again, after 1/2 hour. continue cooking until drumsticks are removed easily, about 1 more hour.

Remove the orange from the chicken, and slice it. Garnish with herbs, as per taste.

the latkes-to-be

lots of great family repices here in Payson's book! and look, Mayan gave me a card while I was cooking dinner and she had taped a dollar to it--that girl definitely has some Jew in her! Hahahahaa....

Blake took this picture then told me it looked like I shaved my eyebrows. i had to see and we had nice long laugh--i still laugh when i see this. what is up with my eyebrows?

nuthin' like Jewish-style home cookin!

we found 8 normal candles, and then streamed some really bad Hanukkah music on the laptop while we ate (oh yeah, don't forget the homemade applesauce and sour cream!)

uh oh, Flopsy be hittin' the wine...

now THAT is a pregnant belly full of latkes!


elliesmadre said...

Your feast looks great! And so does that pregnant belly. :)

LA RN said...

Put on your yarmakla! (spelling?)

Remember when we learned that for Noah and Blake our first Christmas all together? Hi stair ickle..

leahsmom said...

You must make that for me next time i come over we did have latkes and sour cr and applesauce at pip and sandys and i made some in the dilussos bakery for the owners hannaka party i feel sooo special anyway love your belly my little grandbaby is growing love love love