At least once during Hanukkah I like to make Potato Latkes. I finally was able to make them last time. We were all home and it was the perfect night for them! This is the recipe I usually use except my daughter told me to make them “extra crispy”. I took it very seriously. :)
Potato Latkes (Serves 6)
Recipe adapted from All Recipes
2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes
2 Tbsp. grated onion
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying
1. Place the potatoes in a cheesecloth and wring, extracting as much moisture as possible.
2. In a medium bowl, stir the potatoes, onion, egg, flour and salt together.
3. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Place large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the hot oil, pressing down on them to form 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Let drain on paper towels. Serve hot!
I got a bit creative (for me) on Wednesday night’s dinner. I had leftover Pesto Ricotta Spread and did not want that excellence to go to waste. I spread it on cooked lasagna noodles and layered it with pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Boom! An amazing lasagna was created! It was fabulous!! I made a Caesar salad to go with it.
I went to an appointment, then met my husband and a friend for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. We shared sliders to start:
I ordered the “Renee’s Special”: soup, salad and a chicken salad sandwich:
Later that evening, I attended a private screening for my friend Annette’s film, Day of Days at ArcLight Cinema. She is the executive producer for it and I am extremely proud of her!
We are ALL proud of her!!
Afterwards we went to dinner at Seasons 52. We had some random fun along the way….
Lol. We eventually made it to the restaurant.
I ordered the Oak Grilled Filet Mignon (mushrooms, roasted tomato, broccolini, Yukon mash, red wine sauce):
It was pretty good!!
I volunteered at an event at the school in the morning. Lunch was with some friends at Big Bang Sushi.
Garlic Chili Edamame:
Alicia and I shared our usual. Tuna, salmon and yellowtail nigiri:
Hot Night & Marine Boy rolls:
Besides the Potato Latkes last night, I made Oven-Fried Dijon Chicken Breasts and Oven Roasted Broccoli (recipe coming):
Breakfast this morning:
Today has been spent doing laundry, cleaning up, wrapping gifts, etc. Lunch was a turkey sandwich, red bell peppers and ranch dressing:
Tonight is my husband’s company’s holiday party! I’m excited!
Any fun weekend plans?