on the first day (second evening) of hanukkah i made sweet potato latkes (indian style, of course), and indian split pea vegetable soup, served with yogurt with fresh chives and parsley, and cranberry sauce. not bad.
then we went to see if our beaver friend was out at the fen. a couple of times we saw the deep water ripple, but no sighting. it was quite mild out, and we lingered, chatting with a couple of nature-loving kids out walking, and taking photos as the sun set. then it was time to head home to light hanukkah candles.