Freyliche Channukah, for everyone who's celebrating.
Last night before I left work (I'm pleased to cook for my patient, the family's pleased to feed me), I cooked traditional latkes after pulverizing the potatoes and onions through my patient's VERY OLD electric meat grinder. the little bits came out nubblier than a food processor would have made them, but the consistency for latkes was just right. (I wonder if zucchini or turnips would come out the same way...) They were accompanied by the traditional homemade chicken tenders and french fries ("tradition" becoming a relative word at this point).
The family was also celebrating the birth of the latest grandchild. (Mazel Tov!) There was a house full of kids of all sizes and descriptions, lights, music, and mass consumption of potato products and gelt. I could almost forget the Demon Screaming Parrot for a while 8)