We made piles and piles of latkes also! I know you are dying to know when these boys opened their presents up see previous post). The first night of Hanukkah they opened a present from John and I.
The next night we are finally at my mothers and we made the latkes with her. I like that this year in my mother's house the focus was on Hanukkah and not on trees and December 25th. But I didn't know it would be like this beforehand. I like that we can share making the latkes together. Her cooking focuses on taste and budget. My food preparation (don't always cook, per say) has been focused on meticulous nutrition and organic. Years past I never entered the kitchen. We are sharing our opposite perspectives. The sharing is what I like. I don't need "gifts" for myself. I'd prefer not any at all. The boys opened presents from my Mom on the 2nd night and got some gelt.
Tonight we are heading to John's mother's. She celebrates "Christmas Eve." There is going to be a ton of people at her house tonight and then everyone goes home. Some people I barely know. And tomorrow will be a quiet day. Finally.