Thanksgiving Pastrami – For This Year’s Hanukkah Thanksgiving

card_for_thanksgiving_and_hanukkah_thankgivukkah-r541576960ff24615ad378a4dee933491_xvua8_8byvr_512It’s rare, but for the first time in a long time, Hanukkah coincides with everyone’s favorite food and family holiday, Thanksgiving. The last time that happened was in  1888 and we’ll have to wait another 79,000 and change years before it will happen again.

For many, especially children, celebration can be a bit confusing and difficult to navigate. If done right, though, lighting Hanukkah’s second candle during Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be awkward. In fact, Hanukkah’s tradition of unwrapping presents can be made even more special and family-oriented with a Thanksgiving dinner. And aren’t both holidays really about giving thanks for blessings?

If you’re wondering what to fix for Thanks-Hanukkah, a simple addition like a turkey-shaped challah bread adds a Hanukkah flair to Thanksgiving dinner. Chef Danny Boweins suggests making a Thanksgiving pastrami. Here is the recipe:

Whatever you choose, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah from Ninja Movers!