1. Bust out the Rotato. This As Seen on TV item may look like a gimmick, but it truly works. It makes peeling potatoes an absolute breeze:
2. Stand back and watch Shira make delicious latkes. Plead with her to really char a few, because that's how you had them growing up. It doesn't really work, because it's not in her blood.
3. Light candles.
OK, maybe not these candles. Apparently, this box of candles wasn't exactly stored properly.
4. Gather good friends and eat. Along with the perfect latkes, add cranberries, and at least one dish made with an orange substance. (For us, it was a sweet potato dish). Turkey (or any meat, actually) isn't required.
6. Craft with a little one. After spending too much time at the table, it's time to get away and make something. In our case, it was duct tape beads strung on colorful pipe cleaners. I'm sure I could come up with some symbolism behind this project, but alas, it's just one that I had recently tried (and failed at).
Now you're good to go for the next Thankgivingukkah, which happens in 70,000 years or so.