Just under the wire…

Holidailies 2008

So, I fell off the writing wagon and didn’t keep up with Holidailies too well while I was in Florida.  However, I wanted to get this last Holidailies post in to end on a high note.  It goes back to a previous post about holiday traditions, it also is sort of a “what I did on my holiday vacation…”

What did I do?  Put together my dad’s new computer.  Fixed his printers.  We got him a new digital camera for Chanukah, which I subsuquently dropped in a cake.  Yes, you read that right.  I dropped a brand new digital camera in a cake.  We salvaged it though.  And then my sister reminded me a bunch of times.  I relaxed a lot.  I slept a lot.  I laughed a lot.  Saw a couple of movies.  I knitted.  I made earrings.  I rode go karts, bumper boats, played lazer tag, miniature golf, skeeball (all of that in one day!).

I ate really well.  REALLY well.  I even cooked.  My mom and I made a crapload of potato latkes and zucchini pancakes. I spent two hours grating zucchini and potato by hand.   And somehow, they tasted better because I made them.  I had so much fun doing it and wondered why I never do it myself.  Then I realized that it took up most of my parents’ kitchen and breakfast room.  And several hours.  Between the time and the space, I can’t imagine doing it myself.  But, I am so glad I spent the time doing it with my mom.  It had been so long since we cooked together and it was so much fun.

I promised Nicole that I’d take pictures of the whole operation, so here they are below.  Unfortunately, I only had my camera phone, so they aren’t the best quality, but they give you the idea.  And the photos don’t do them justice.  They taste MUCH more delicious than they look!

Grated ZucchiniMore grated zucchinieven more grated zucchini Mom to squeeze zucchini and potatoMom mixeszucchini mix

Fry ‘em uplatkes and greasezucchini pancakes and grease

They aren’t exactly health food, but they sure are YUMMY!  It was a lovely trip home and sharing this holiday tradition with my mom was a really wonderful holiday tradition to revisit.  Who knows, maybe it will inspire me to do more cooking this year.  Then again, maybe not…

And on that note, so long Holidailies, hello New Year!

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