December is upon us, holidays and parties and gatherings are lined up. It doesn’t matter what holidays you celebrate, it only matters that we do, in fact celebrate. The days are shorter, the nights are longer. It is time to pull out our best recipes, our most flavorful mulled spiced drinks, and a good story for the fireplace – or the kitchen table.

Yesterday in cooking class, we made potato latkes. It always amazes me how much kids love potatoes. They feel good in the hands, they feel good in the belly. And grated, mixed with eggs, scallions and salt and dipped in hot oil – makes fantastic latkes.

4 ingredients: potatoes, scallions, eggs and salt. Mixed together and then pressed to get rid of as much water as possible. Canola oil for frying in a saute pan, a spatula and 10 minutes or so and you’re set. (you can of course mix it up adding garlic and other favorite spices)

We served ours up in a traditional fashion with homemade applesauce and sour cream.

We ate them in class, at breakfast and a few even made their way into my daughter’s lunchbox.

Happy December to all.