Eugene's cold November inspired me to create a new visual interpretation of my beloved fruit - the pomegranate. As Hanukkah is getting closer I also painted another wintry interpretation - The Hanukkah tree. A combination of the tree of life and the Hanukkah menorah - I think we, Jews, deserve a wintry tree too...
The Cholent is a slow cooking dish that cooks on low temperature for at least 16 hours. It has everything inside: beef, potatoes, eggs, bean and stuffing (some add also chickpeas, rice etc...)
My mom always worries about it, what if it won't get brown enough it's a tragedy... She checks it at the middle of the night and if needed she uses "grandma's secret tricks" (and there are secret tricks for that ...).
I reveal that here in the US, at least when the Cholent is concerned - the American dream is real and alive - the Cholent here always turns dark brown after a couple of hours, even without any grandma trick.
Maybe because he start to be excited about the American interpretation of Hanukkah in regards with kids:
8 (!!!) Presents - one on each day of Hanukkah! If you would tell that to kids in Israel - they would definitely believe that the American dream is alive and kicking.