Chag Sameach to our readers from Inspired Kitchen Design! Hannukah’s eight days of song and celebration began at sundown on Sunday. There’s still time to get your kitchen ready for eating latkes, spinning the dreidel, and lighting the menorah before the Festival of Lights ends on Monday.
Almost all holidays mean spending a lot of time in the kitchen, and Hanukkah is no exception. It’s important that your kitchen looks fresh and festive for family and friends alike. For those of you celebrating Hanukkah, that means breaking out the blue and white (or blue and silver). Pair this white CAJA tablecloth with the blue MÄRIT runner for a look you’ll love much longer than eight days.
Do you prefer your latkes (potato pancakes) with applesauce or sour cream? Or maybe you’d like try the Swedish version of latkes, called raggmunk. (You can find an easy recipe in our free downloadable cookbook!) Classic Hanukkah dishes include lots of dairy and fried foods, but don’t let that stop you from taking seconds. We all know that food is one of the best parts of any holiday, but the presentation is what makes it really special. When it comes time to sit down for dinner this Hanukkah, IKEA has you covered with this blue FÄRGRIK dish set and SKOJA serving bowl.
Let’s not forget the little touches that make your kitchen really shine. These MALINDA chair cushions keep you cozy while you indulge in your second helping of scrumptious sufganiyot (jelly donuts topped off with powdered sugar).
Fill a SITTNING vase with silver VINTER garland for an elegant centerpiece.
Of course, when it comes to Hanukkah, there’s nothing more iconic than the menorah. While one Swedish Christmas tradition calls for a seven-armed electric candle to be placed in a window, a menorah has nine candles including the shamash or “helper,” which is used to light the other eight. Add a personal touch this holiday by building your own IKEA menorah with JUBLA candles and three sets of GLASIG candle holders.
To our readers out there who are currently celebrating Hanukkah, we hope you enjoy all eight days of gifts, songs, and delicious food whether it’s prepared in your newly designed IKEA kitchen or the one you’re dreaming of renovating in 2016!