Friday, November 29, 2013

Jelly Doughnuts Yay or Nay Random Five Friday

Our friend Nancy at "A Rural Journal," who sets up the link for Random 5 Friday is on a holiday break.Technically this means there isn't a link for Random 5 Friday, but I do like it and I'm just going to blog away with my five random thoughts.

1) In keeping with the critical holiday food questions I've been asking, e.g. Brownies vs. Blondies, my question for Chanukah is about the jelly doughnut. Jelly doughnuts and potato pancakes (latkes) are traditional Chanukah foods, representing the oil that miraculously lasted to light the candles in the Temple for eight nights over 2,000 years ago. I am a big fan of potato pancakes, but I can take or leave jelly doughnuts. My critical question for Chanukah is jelly doughnuts, yay or nay?

The latkes are to the left, but I thought the jelly doughnuts were the star of the show here. This is my local bagel shop. It's not fancy, but they have great bagels and coffee. I haven't sampled the jelly doughnuts, but they do look good. 

2) I've had a very relaxed day today. High points were coffee at my favorite bagel store, grocery shopping and dinner with one of my colleagues who was in the neighborhood. We had a great visit and it was so good to catch up. I do miss the daily chats with my work friends.

3) I was delighted to receive Chanukah cards in the mail today. The usual spot for cards is on my mantel. This highlighted the sorry state of my mantel. Not only are there no holiday decorations, but it looks forlorn. I've been looking at Pinterest and have some good ideas, but I think I'm going to do something more professional. I may do something wild like go to Pottery Barn and buy the pieces for a pretty and festive mantel. I've never done anything like this, but I'd love to come into my living room and see a nicely decorated mantel. I'm thinking of something with lots of silver and sparkle.

4) My goal for the rest of the weekend is to order my cards. If I don't get to Rockefeller Center I'll find an alternately iconic New York Christmas picture. I don't want to be mailing my cards at New Year.

5) I've had a great time visiting lots of blogs today. Somehow I've gotten out of the habit in the last few months -- I think it's due to the demise of Google Reader -- and there are lots of fun blogs I'm totally out of touch with. It's not for lack of caring and keeping in better touch is a goal for December.

My Thanksgiving celebration was great and I hope everyone had equal fun. As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great weekend! 

12 comments:

Amanda Smith said...

I love potato pancakes! ! I don't like jelly donuts

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I like both the jelly donuts and potato pancakes. Hope you find something nice for your mantle. I don't have one and often wish I did.

Simply Linda said...

I love both, but prefer Jelly. Have a great remainder of the weekend.

Theresa said...

I am slowly getting my decorations out:) Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Mevely317 said...

Yummy-looking donuts ... gosh, I think my last taste was in junior high!
Each time we visit our fav deli, I say I'm having their latkes, but wind up ordering pastrami. Next time, for sure!

Enjoy your day!

Mary said...

Potato pancakes are delicious! And silver and sparkly will be marvelous. :)

TARYTERRE said...

I love latkes MORE than jelly donuts.

Melinda said...

Not a fan of jelly doughnuts. Now Latkes would be more my speed.

Enjoy the next few days of Chanukah!

M :)

Susie said...

Buttercup, I do not eat jelly donuts. I wouldn't mind a potato pancake...just to taste it. I wish you a happy Chanukah. We had a wonderful thanksgiving and I hope yours was also. Blessings , xoxo,Susie

Nellie said...

I am a real fan of potato pancakes! I would actually rather have those than jelly doughnuts.

Lynn said...

I love latkes, wouldn't walk by a jelly doughnut either ;-) your background is so pretty, the snowflakes and berries! I missed daily co-worker connections too.

Kate said...

When I was in high school I signed up for summer school and rode every morning with my father the 35 minutes to town. We stopped each morning at a diner called The Sugar Bowl and I had a powdered sugar jelly donut and cocoa. they were so fresh and delicious. I have never had better ones since. Breakfast with my dad was a wonderful treat. K