My 2021 Hanukkah Holiday Planner is a fabulous tool to have handy when planning your whole holiday, from gifts to food!  

2021 Hannukah Planner

2021 HANUKKAH HOLIDAY PLANNER – Your Comprehensive Holiday Planning Tool

This 2021 Hanukkah Holiday Planner doesn’t just cover your holiday meal planning, baking and gift giving!  It also contains the essentials every Jewish family needs to celebrate Hanukkah with the proper blessings and candle lighting order.  You have to start somewhere, and my Hanukkah Holiday Planner is a great place to begin.

blessings candle lighting and songs for hanukkah

  • Blessings on the Menorah
  • The Eight Days of Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Instructions
  • Hanukkah Song Lyrics for “Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah” & “I Have a Little Dreidel”
  • How to Play the Dreidel game


But, I didn’t stop there!  Come see exactly what’s inside this fabulous holiday planner and how it can help you keep your sanity and hair this Hanukkah!


HANUKKAH HOLIDAY PLANNER – A Holiday Hostess Helper 

hannukah planner pagesWhen it comes time to begin planning for Hanukkah, some gals start to get a little tense.  And then there’s those that glide through the holidays with yummy hors d’oeuvres tucked in their freezers to serve after a rousing game of Dreidel! 

What’s the real difference between these two women?  Having a plan of action, and the tools you need to get you to the finish line.  Can you spell O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-E-D?

That’s where my Hanukkah Holiday Planner can help you in more ways than you ever thought possible!

Here’s how you’ll organize your holiday baking before Hanukkah begins – with the November Hanukkah Baking Prep Schedule calendar planner page.

When the holiday draws near, no worries, your Hanukkah goodies will be tucked away in the freezer or in baskets ready to be given to friends and family!

Can you see how the planning and execution gets so much easier when you have the right tools at your disposal?



When you use a holiday planning tool correctly, it can make a huge difference in how your holidaynight 1 hanukkah menu prep list pdf season plays out.  

I spent my college years with a serious love of everything Martha Stewart.  The only difference was, I was a penniless student attempting to learn how to live stylishly and with Martha’s passion. 

By 1982, when her seminal work “Entertaining” came out, I was a young bride with a love for entertaining at home.  And when it came to the holiday season, I became an absolute whirling dervish of activity. I wanted to do it all!   

Despite trying to make lists (which I am quite fond of doing!) and organize my time wisely, I’d end up burned out. But that’s all changed!

When I hung up my apron and retired from professional catering a few years back, I finally got smart.

I decided to employ the same planning and organizational systems I used so successfully as an off-premise caterer, but at home. 


HANUKKAH HOLIDAY PLANNER – Hanukkah Instruction & Planning Pages

hannukah planner pages graphic


When it comes to keeping organized and having a complete plan for Hanukkah’s many tasks, this planner does it all!  The 2021 Hanukkah Holiday Planner includes 32 instructional and planning pages.  I know, it sounds like A LOT!

But you must remember there are 8 nights of Hanukkah to plan for.  That means that 16 of the pages are just the Hanukkah Dinner Menu Planners & Prep Lists!  Don’t start making excuses, you’ll have enough ink, I pinky promise!  This is exactly how you’ll stay organized and on-task throughout the holiday season.  

All the different tools I’ve created within my Hanukkah Holiday Planner will help you organize your holiday tasks, shopping and schedulingYou can be assured that nothing important to your weeklong celebration will fall through the cracks!  

  • November Baking Prep Schedules (calendar)hanukkah party invitation pdf
  • Hanukkah Baking Grocery List
  • Hanukkah Meal Prep Schedule & Grocery List Pages 
  • Nights 1-8 Menu Planners & Prep Lists
  • Hanukkah Card Checklist (for keeping track of your holiday greeting card list)
  • Gift Giving Planner
  • Online Gift Shopping Tracker
  • Hanukkah Party Invitation (you’ll be the Hostess-with-the-Mostest this year!)
  • Party Invite Checklist
  • Hanukkah Master To-Do List


So, now you can see just how valuable a holiday planning tool this really is!  I’m even making sure you don’t lose track of your online Hanukkah shopping!  It’s so easy to get confused when you’re buying lots of presents from online catalogs and stores. 

Just download and print the FREE PDF, and I predict a much less stressful holiday season than you’ve had in the past!  I’ll tell you a little later how to get your own Hanukkah Holiday Planner!

Now I’m going to show you how a Polish gal from Pennsylvania does latkes!  I grew up eating “potato pancakes” on Fridays during Lent as a Roman-Catholic.  I call them “latkes” now, since I converted to Judaism over 20 years ago when my boys were young.


GOURMET LATKES – The Best You’ll Ever Serve (and the prettiest!)

gourmet latkes with fancy topping and new year's eve props

Gourmet Latkes are a fabulous appetizer choice for the holiday season.  I love serving them for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with sour cream and apple sauce.  Absolutely delicious!

But for New Year’s Eve, I adore getting them all “dolled up” to greet the new year with style and panache!  Simply divine!  They’re so versatile, this recipe for gourmet latkes does both deliciously.

 I’m sharing 3 of my favorite versions of gourmet latkes with you.  The first uses, of course, the potato!  The second is a wonderfully colorful zucchini version for the holidays.  It incorporates both yellow and red bell pepper, red onion and cumin for a delicious crispy appetizer fritter.


gourmet latkes with topping ingredients

The third gourmet latke recipe is a riff on one we used for catering years ago.  It came from one of Martha Stewart’s first cookbooks when she still catered herself.

It’s a Parsnip-Apple-Onion-Carrot fritter that’s sweet and savory all at once.  Both parsnips and carrots have plenty of sugars that brown and sweeten when cooked.  Adding tart granny smith apple and onion to the combo makes it just perfect for a petite-appetizer-sized gourmet latke. 

And if you want to experience gourmet garnish overload, then wait until you see the fabulous ones I’ve suggested!

All three of these fritters make perfect gourmet latkes for Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve.

Click here to get the recipes for 3 Gourmet Latkes for Hanukkah & New Year’s Eve Appetizers  

UPDATED 9/12/2021


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