It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah!
This year Thanksgiving and Hanukkah happen to fall on the same day, so combining the two, Gobble Tov, everybody. An old holiday is back after an absence of 125 years. I don't think there's anybody left from that last blowout, though I heard it went of for days --eight of them. So this year, this Thanksgivukkah, eat and drink up like it's 1888 again because you probably won't be around for the next one -- a mere 79,043 years from now.
What could possibly go wrong with combining these two festive celebrations? Nothing. Nada. Bubkis.
So get your gobbler's giblets and turkey schmaltz and lets have a feast. Last year I made a turducken (boneless turkey stuffed with boneless duck stuffed with boneless chicken stuffed with bacon/mushroom/sausage dressing). Oh, and did I mention that the entire bird was wrapped in maple bacon?
This year it's going to be a Turbrishka -- a boneless turkey stuffed with an herb rubbed, beef brisket, enveloped in sausage kishka.
If you're at a loss what to cook for this festive celebration, the New York Daily News has prepared a few dishes for you to chose from. They can be viewed here at Thanksgivukka meals.
And for those of you who want to know more of the meaning of Thanksgivukkah, it's been put to song -- possibly the first and last Thanksgivukkah Song for the next 79,000 years: