Real Jewish Celebrations: A Glittering Sit-Down Hanukkah Dinner

I felt well enough the other day to hobble around and set a simple table for a Hanukkah dinner that my mother was bringing over. I haven’t decorated my table in silver and metallics since I redecorated the dining room some years ago and I thought the cool tones may not go with the live edge table. As it turned out, my white dishes were within easy reach and my white napkins were already ironed so that’s what determined the look! In the end, it was a pretty glittering table that looked a lot more involved than it really was.

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

On top of World Market’s Natural Fiber And Lurex Table Runner, an eclectic set of CB2’s Numi Candleholders (which are a perpetual Bubbe’s Bargain) provided a wintery, icy look to the center of the table.

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

To make way for the candlesticks, I decided to place the Hanukkah crackers I made on each place setting. With the metallic Hanukkah plates from West Elm (circa 2014), they looked made for each other.

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

I unwound a string of micro LED lights and scattered gelt on the table to add interest below the candlesticks.

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

That glittering backdrop provided the stage for what is becoming our clan’s standard Hanukkah combination of meat and potatoes with lots of green veg:

Pot roasted beef

Latkes with Homemade Apple and Cranberry Sauces

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Fruited Kale Salad

Roasted Carrots

Green Beans with Red Pepper

Yes, it was way too much food for 4 people but that was sweetly intended to last us another day while I continue to be out of the kitchen convalescing.

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

Real Jewish Celebrations: Glittering Hanukah Dinner

Although I thought Hanukkah was going to be a wash this year with my convalescing after my surgery, it has turned out to the best Hanukkah ever. Letting other people drive and doing things more simply has really allowed me to enjoy each moment more.

L’Chaim!

 

  • Beautiful! I’m a silver gal. Especially love the micro lights! Sauerbraten has become our Hanukkah tradition. Chag Semeach and r’fuah sh’lima!

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