She came to us one snowy day, the only snowy day in fact that we've had this winter season, on the back of a chicken through the forest. All the way she came clear across the ocean from Australia to our family for a short visit here Utah, USA.
Okay, so maybe she didn't arrive on the back of a chicken but she did come in a snowstorm and she did come all the way from Australia. Her name is Lucy and she is traveling the globe and it just so happens out of all of the houses she chose to stop at...... ours has been one of them. We feel quite lucky! So lucky in fact, that we invited Lucy to celebrate Hanukkah with us!
We had no idea when we invited Lucy to join us that she was such a crack in the kitchen. Levi loves to help me shred potatoes. I had about 50 potatoes to shred so Lucy helped Levi while other Native's and I peeled.
She and Levi had the fun part....
After the potatoes are shredded they go into a bowl along with several other ingredients for the latkes! Lucy was very keen on making sure I fried the latkes to perfection. They have to be nice and crisp and brown. We like to eat them with applesauce.
When Lucy saw that the dreidel game was being played she left me to my kitchen duties, (I didn't blame her, I'd have left if I could too) and went over to play the dreidel game.
I think Lucy is getting the hang of it...... look how much candy she is winning!
As we were waiting for the donuts to rise and cook, it was time to light our menorah. We let Lucy be the guest of honor. First candle lit on our first night of "The Festival of Lights"!
We've had a lot of fun having Lucy for a visit. She's packing her bags, getting her visa stamped by us and soon will be headed off across the country to visit another friend in West Virginia, USA. You can read all about Lucy's adventures here on her blog. She has her own..... which is no surprise beings as she is such a world traveling independent lady such as herself!
So long and farewell Miss Lucy! When you get back to Queensland, Australia give your mum a hug and kiss for us beings as we live so far away and can't ourselves. And Miss Lucy, tell your Mum that for the next adventure, she needs to pack her bags and come with!
P.S. Remember my post from yesterday? The "I Wish" one? The lovely Jenni who created Lucy and sent her off on this grand adventure is one of many such friends I'd love to meet in person.........