Good Morning friends from rainy San Francisco,
Mom has come to the conclusion that the next month is all about holidays, we just finished Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will be starting this weekend.
What is Hanukkah – it is the festival of lights when a miracle happened and the oil that the Maccabees found to last for one night lasted eight nights so we celebrate this by lighting a candle every night and eat lots of oily foods. Very good for the diet and cholesterol LOL.
What are these foods – Latkes which are like fried hash browns and are yumm, Donuts or what we call them Sufganiyot – in Israel they make them with the jelly in the middle and are delicious. I remember when living in Tel Aviv there was a bakery that made the best I have ever eaten and you had to order in advance to get them as if you went randomly there was a line around the corner waiting. Hmm those were the days.
Chocolate Coins which we give to the kids and are called Hanukkah Geld.
We also play a game with a dreidel – it is a four sided top with Hebrew Letters on and you win when it falls on one of the letters.
Another tradition for Hanukkah is we exchange gifts and Layla was lucky to get a wonderful gift from Purebites of different treats. They are her favorite as they are freeze dried treats made with only 1 – 3 ingredients and I call them Layla’s crack LOL, the flavors she got are chicken breasts lamb liver and beef liver. PLUS I think for her the cherry on the cake was their Chicken & Sweet Potato Jerky, she is now set for the holidays with healthy treats made in the USA and I am so grateful for Purebites sending them to us as their treats is one of the few companies I really trust.
For our cat friends we want to share so you are aware that they make awesome cat treats also. To read more about them you can go to their website :
Mom says I cannot eat most of the Hanukkah foods but she will be making me my own doggy latkes and we are sharing the recipe here plus sharing with you the recipe for the Hooman ones for those that want to try.
Ingredients and Method
One sweet potato grated
Flour to bind it all together
Mix all in a bowl, spoon on to a baking sheet which is covered with parchment paper, bake on 350 Deg till brown on top, flip over and carry on baking till ready (golden brown) Cool and serve it to them with sour cream or cottage cheese.
This recipe makes about 5 or 6 depending on the size of the sweet potato.
Human Latkes recipe
Ingredients and Method
5 Russet Potatoes peeled (you can do unpeeled also)
Breadcrumbs or Matza meal to bind it all together
NOW to make life easier and tastier instead of crying while grating onions I use a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix.
Squeeze all the water out of the potatoes, add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.
Heat up oil in a frying pan, I use Canola oil, drop a table spoon of the mixture into the hot oil, flattening them a bit, fry till golden brown on each side, drain on a paper towel. Serve hot with either sour cream or apple sauce. Bon Appetit.
Please make sure you keep your pets safe during Hanukkah.
Now I am going to hibernate as it is cold and raining, to all those that celebrate Hanukkah – Hanukkah Sameach, have a wonderful holiday and do not over eat.
With a woof and love from
Yummy sounding treats! I hope you have a joyous Hanukkah sweet friend. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Thanks Brian and thank you for the hop, have a wonderful Hanukkah with a woof from Layla
Those treats all do sound very scrumptious, and Mrs H says the doughnuts with jam sound like a delightful treat. Mrs H says over here we can get dried and flaked onions, so she uses those instead of chopping– though has to admit the onion soup mix is a great alternative and one she had never thought about!
We have rain and cold here too, Layla, so I, like you, will be spending a lot of time napping and thinking of treats! MOL
Happy Hanukkah to you all
Mark Happy Hanukkah and am happy I gave you an idea for your latkes. Yup rain does mean napping and dreaming of treats, its a hard life LOL
Happy Hanakkah! 🙂 I hope you have an awesome holiday. It’s so crazy to me that the holiday season is here already. What a fast year!
Thanks so much and yes the year has gone too fast and I cannot believe it either. Happy Hanukkah to you too
These sound like yummy treats. Making pet treats is such a great way to ensure quality ingredients and I’m sure they know they are made with love. I love your new blog design!
Thanks so much and yes those treats are really great. I make 90 percent of Layla’s treats at home plus of course her food
Our mom LOVES latkes! She’s hoping her co-worker makes matzoh ball soup because she always gives her some. Happy Hannukah!
I love them also and cannot wait to make them. Matzah Ball soup I make also 🙂 Thank you
These doggie latkes sound so good great idea to include this for Hanukkah and nutritious too. I will make this for my Bella at home. She loves sweet potatoes.
Thank you and I hope she enjoys them
Purebites sounds a familiar name to me, have you mentioned them before? If Layla loves them they must be good – right?
I am late catching up with the PetParade, sorry!
It happens and always good to see you. They are a great product and yes I have mentioned them in the past.
Purebites are great – I use them with my cats but I just buy the single ingredient dog ones – the bags are bigger. I have a large furry family, the cat bags are one serving
Happy Hanukkah to you and yours Layla.
Awww and I agree their products are awesome plus if there are crumbs at the bottom I use them as a food topper. Happy Hanukkah to all of you
I hope you both have a very Happy Hanukkah! I really like that you shared both recipes.
Thank you and I love sharing so that others can make them also. Happy Hanukkah !
Happy Hanukkah Layla! I hope you enjoy the freeze dried “crack” LOL! This season is all about holidays, a time to celebrate family, friends, and hopefully good health!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Thanks with love from us and yes the Crack is very important LOL
Holidays are awesome as long as they don’t generate too much stress. It’s good to take it easy and enjoy each other.
I so agree with you
Oh my gosh! My dog is going to love Doggie Latkas! Thank you so much for the recipe 🙂
My pleasure and enjoy !!!!!!!!
Happy Hanukkah! Your recipes sound delicious…I do love latkes! And so great you have a recipe for our pups, too! My Huskies love sweet potatoes! (So does their mom)! We are such foodies…just love holiday treats!
LOL I am a foodie too and am so happy I shared the recipes so others can make them also, Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those doggy latkes are such a fun idea, I love that they’re baked, not fried, and made with sweet potato. I would eat them!
I agree with you and will not give Layla fried foods. They are great as a treat 🙂
We hope you had a joyous Hanukkah. We’ve had Pure Bites treats and they are really good.
We have had a wonderful Hanukkah and eaten too much, Layla has had too many of the treats also so back to eating normal next week