I drove to the Irvine Valley Flea market this morning, while listening to Diana Krall's holiday cd. Diana Krall has the most amazing, soothing, jazz voice that immediately gets you in the mood for a gift finding, treasure hunting adventure.
While I was driving and singing along, it occurred to me that I haven't even mentioned my Love of Hannukah on Vintage is for Lovers; and it is already the 5th night! How could this have happened? I think it was all the excitement surrounding the launch of the blog and the thinking ahead, that I forgot to be in the now.
Growing up, I celebrated both Christmas and Hannukah. Hannukah, The Festival of Lights, is a very special holiday in my family. It is filled with traditions, family, and a whole lot of Love. My Grandma makes the same, insanely delicious Hannukah feast every year: beef brisket, kugal, potato latkes, and chocolate cake. I have followed in her footsteps and make this same exact meal for my family and friends every year. (Although, I have to admit, it is so delicious that I make this meal a couple of times a year, not just on Hannukah.) The smells of the cooking meal that fill up the house, and the tastes of the food that warm the belly and soul, are the most treasured gifts at the holiday time. I would like to share with you my Grandma's "famous" kugal recipe. I promise it will be a Love around your table!
Grandma Breit's "Famous" Kugal Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook 1 lb. of wide, egg noodles. Drain and transfer to a casserole dish. Melt 3/4 stick of butter. Beat one egg. Run both ingredients through the noodles. Add one regular size container of sour cream to the noodles and mix throughout. Add 3/4 cup of sugar to the dish and mix throughout. Generously sprinkle cinnamon and mix in with the noodles. Sprinkle Grape Nuts on top. Bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy. xoxo
Peace and Love my friends! Happy Hannukah! xoxox