Monica had told us on Friday that she would be bringing latkes, because it was the first evening of Hanukkah. We thought about trying to make a Hanukkah-themed dinner, but our plans were complicated by our infamiliarity with Jewish culture. We found one menu in a cookbook, with a sweet-and-sour brisket that sounds good, but we didn't have the time to spend on it.
We ended up making salmon cakes. This was another of those Sunday dinners that got served really late (around 8:30) because of the cooking time--I always feel a bit embarrassed when that happens.
Monica's latkes were very tasty. She said they were supposed to be crispier, but they tasted fine to me.
The oatmeal raisin cookies that Paul and Mary brought (which we ate as an appetizer; see comments about late meal above) were also very tasty.
We had intended to make a dessert, but it was so late when we were done with dinner that Lori had the bright idea of serving some of our chocolate stash instead. This was a very good idea.
After dinner, we played Apples to Apples, which was quite the sort of light, fluffy game that I wanted to play. It was pretty darn fun.
Salmon Cakes with Mustard Sauce
Apples to Apples