when you're jewish, christmas is just like any other day of the year, but with a few inconveniences, like, everything is closed.
since everyone else is sipping hot cocoa and opening presents under a fir tree, we have to make due with whatever is in the fridge and giftless shame.
here is the lunch my bro and i prepared for my dad as a belated bday. we're good, simple folk.
middle eastern treats like tahini, olives, and zaatar with greek feta and spanish onion salad and toasted rye bread is the kind of cultural mash-up you can expect when the grocery store isn't open.
|pineapple carrot cake with coconut cream cheese frosting.|
(my bro is totally "famous on my blog")
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! (and jesus).