|Miller Holiday Lites display|
|Our chalice for Chalica.|
|We left a coloring page, Bag of Promises and plate of pfefferneuse for|
St. Nicholas who in turn left fruit, nuts, and a small box of wooden puzzles.
|Our laughing Buddha incense holder for Bodhi Day|
|Visited the Shambala Meditation Center on MKE's|
eastside for a more authentic Bodhi Day experience.
They were incredibly warm and welcoming.
|Lighting the first candle of our makeshift menorah and trying to be as|
authentic as we can. I don't have a windowsill on which to put our
menorah so I'm reflecting it outward via a mirror (a little Feng Shui
if you will)
|Our Hanukkah gelt. It's not totally authentic as it's|
made in Ghana though it IS fair trade so that's a plus.
V is not judging.
|Playing a game of dreidel after dinner on the first night of Hanukkah.|
Guess who had beginner's luck?
|Huge menorah at the Community Hanukkah Celebration in the northshore.|
|Basilica of St. Josaphat's--an incredible MKE landmark.|
|Bel Canto Chorus and Bel Canto Boys Choir|
performing "Christmas at the Basilica."
|Let it Snow...|
|Let it Snow...|
|Let it Snow.|
|V's "Sea Serpent Dress" with a great "spinning rating" as all our|
dresses apparently must have the days
|Planning to wear it Friday night for a date w/ Daddy|
|Using what I have--I thought the turquoise zipper would |
be a nice contrast like the "water" patterned fabric
|Making traditional pfefferneuse to leave for St. Nicholas|
|Pfefferneuse baked and ready to glaze|
|I juiced some spinach to make green coarse sugar for our Bodhi cookies|
|Sprinkling the Bodhi cookies--upside down hearts|
are "leaf" shaped like the leaves of the Bodhi tree
|Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan Bodhi cookies. They don't taste as "healthy"|
as they may sound
|"Latkes, Latkes, good too eat. Cook me up a|
|After a night of traditional latkes we went with something |
a little different--Celeriac and Fennel Latkes with Fennel-Pear Relish