141.2...Potato Latkes

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. :)

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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!

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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. 

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Boom! An amazing lasagna was created! It was fabulous!! I made a Caesar salad to go with it.

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Thursday’s breakfast:

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I went to an appointment, then met my husband and a friend for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. We shared sliders to start:

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I ordered the “Renee’s Special”: soup, salad and a chicken salad sandwich:

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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!

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We are ALL proud of her!!

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Congratulations Annette!!!

Afterwards we went to dinner at Seasons 52. We had some random fun along the way….

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Lol. We eventually made it to the restaurant. 

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I ordered the Oak Grilled Filet Mignon (mushrooms, roasted tomato, broccolini, Yukon mash, red wine sauce): 

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It was pretty good!! 

Friday’s breakfast:

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I volunteered at an event at the school in the morning. Lunch was with some friends at Big Bang Sushi. 

Garlic Chili Edamame:

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Alicia and I shared our usual. Tuna, salmon and yellowtail nigiri: 

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Hot Night & Marine Boy rolls:

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Besides the Potato Latkes last night, I made Oven-Fried Dijon Chicken Breasts and Oven Roasted Broccoli (recipe coming):

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Great meal!!

Breakfast this morning:

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Today has been spent doing laundry, cleaning up, wrapping gifts, etc. Lunch was a turkey sandwich, red bell peppers and ranch dressing:

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Tonight is my husband’s company’s holiday party! I’m excited!

Any fun weekend plans?

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