Hanukkah Menu

We've put together a tasty menu that's sure to please on any night of Hanukkah.
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Menu

Veggie Bar

Mama Elsa's Chicken Liver Spread

Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Mashed-Potato-Stuffed Chicken

Stuffing Squares

Glazed Carrots

Broccoli Rabe Pugliese

Chocolate Baby Cakes with Chocolate Glaze

Extras

Holiday Centerpieces

tips + how-tos

Soup with Walnuts

Produce
1 lemon
3 bunches broccoli rabe
2 carrots
4 ribs celery
One 16-ounce bag baby carrots
2 baking potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
2 butternut squash (about 4 1/2 pounds)
One 8-ounce package white mushrooms
4 large onions
1 clove garlic
minced shallots, for garnish (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme or tarragon)

Herb Bread

Dairy
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
3 sticks butter
3 large eggs

Fish and Seafood
3 anchovy fillets

Meat and Poultry
4 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 3-1/2 pounds total)
1 pound chicken livers

Bakery
1 baguette

Broccoli mix

Grocery
1/4 to 1/2 cup white or rose wine
2 cups chicken broth
4 ounces (1 sleeve) saltines
1/4 cup small pitted black olives
1 cup pecans
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 fresh or dried bay leaf
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
Cornichons, for garnish (optional)
Grainy mustard, for garnish (optional)
Capers, for garnish (optional)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup crushed chocolate-covered toffee
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract