Thanksgiving and Hanukkah both fall on the same day this year, making for one big “Thanksgivukkah” celebration. The last time this happened was in 1888, when Grover Cleveland was in office and corsets were in fashion. Since this won’t happen for another 79,000 years, make your feast extra special this year by trying these new hybrid recipes concocted for such a doubly festive occasion.
1) Thanksgivukkah Pumpkin Tsimmes (left) (Fork & Swoon)
Tzimmes (or Tsimis) comes from the Yiddish words “tzim” and “esn,” which roughly translates to “for eating.” Made with root vegetables, it’s the much healthier equivalent to the traditional Thanksgiving green bean casserole.
2) Beet and Carrot Latkes (Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker)
Try this healthier (and colorful) twist on a Hanukkah favorite. Instead of sour cream, try topping it with spiced yogurt.
3) Braised Brisket and Roots (Delish)
This juicy, tender recipe will make you ravenous for your leftovers this weekend. For more flavor, add fresh mushrooms, and organic tomatoes seasoned with basil.
4) Cauliflower Fritters (pictured) (Food Bridge)
This is another Hannukah classic that’s a crowd-pleaser waiting to happen. Opting for heart-healthy canola oil instead of vegetable oil.
5) Homemade Apple Sauce (pictured) (Elana’s Pantry)
This makes homemade look so easy and delicious. It’s sure to be a hit with the kids.
Photo credits: Thanksgivukkah Pumpkin Tsimmes courtesy of Fork & Swoon; Cauliflower Fritters courtesy of Food Bridge; and Homemade Apple Sauce courtesy of Elana’s Pantry