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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hanukkah Dinner 2012


Hanukkah dinner menu 2012

For your entertainment… “Jew z rap” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJVHPPIAWyw

BRAISED LAMB CHOPS:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/braised-lamb-chops-en-cazuela-with-potato-artichoke-gratin-and-red-wine-reduction-recipe/index.html
ingredients ( I THREW IN SOME CRAISINS….)
·         2 tablespoons olive oil
·         4 lamb chops, shoulder cut, 1 1/4 inches thick
·         Salt and freshly ground pepper
·         Spanish onion, coarsely chopped
·         carrots, coarsely chopped
·         2 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
·         1 cup red wine
·         1 cup port
·         4 cups chicken stock
·         1 bay leaf
·         fresh ROSEMARY & MINT, plus chopped leaves for garnish
·         2 tablespoons cold butter

DEEP FRIED Oreos, http://oukosher.org/index.php/recipes/single/deep_fried_oreos_dairy/
1 large bag of Oreo cookies 
2 cups of pancake mix 
1 1/2 cup of milk 
2 eggs 
4 teaspoons of oil

Ingredients
·         Peanut oil, for frying
·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         1/4 cup sugar
·          
Icings:
·         2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
·         5 tablespoons milk, divided
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         1/4 cup cocoa powder
·         2 cans large buttermilk biscuits


  • POTATO LATKES (RACHEL RAY)– I doubled the onions & skipped the carrots http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/quick-potato-and-carrot-latkes-recipe/index.html
·         1 (24-ounce) bag shredded potatoes for hash browns
·         1 large carrot, peeled
·         1 medium onion, peeled
·         2 eggs, beaten
·         2 teaspoons salt
·         1 teaspoon baking powder
·         3 tablespoons matzo meal, cracker meal or all-purpose flour
·         Vegetable oil, for frying
·         2 cups chunky apple sauce
·         1 cinnamon stick
·         1 cup sour cream
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/quick-potato-and-carrot-latkes-recipe/index.html

SUGAR COOKIE CUTOUTS
we  cheated & used a bag mix for the cookies – then made some quick confectionary icing, Nicholaus did the best decorating J

Noodle kugel

  • 1/2 pound wide kosher for Passover egg noodles
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 pound cottage cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Boil the noodles in salted water for about 4 minutes. Strain noodles from water. In a large mixing bowl, combine noodles with remaining ingredients and pour into a greased, approximately 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Bake until custard is set and top is golden brown, about 30 to 45 minutes