LEEK AND POTATO BALLS
AS CHANUCAH approaches, I go into shopping overdrive; I have been training for this all year. My feet ache from buying so many Princess Presents (I really shouldn’t shop in Miu Miu ankle stilts). Today I have been gearing myself up to create a fantastic Chanucah Chest (this didn’t entail a visit to the plastic surgeon) with tinsel, stencils and decorations. In our family, we all have a touch of the Laurence Llewellyn Bowens and spend a most enjoyable evening letting loose our artistic talents, miraculously changing a humble brown cardboard box into a designer Chanucah Chest. (Obviously, a very large Chanucah Chest.)
So, as I stumble home in the pitch black of night, 4 o’clock in the afternoon, laden with Princess treasures. I am particularly pleased this year with Grandma’s Anya Hindmarch’s shepping-nachesfrom-the-grandchildren handbag: you have their photo printed on the front for all to admire. However, Grandpa will be once again getting his favourite gift, my Coffee and Walnut Cake. After a hard retail day, it is now so easy to give into my sweet cravings. After all, in the cold weather there is nothing nicer than to kick off your Miu Miu ankle stilts, put on your Ugg slippers and curl up with a nice cup of tea and a selection of delicious sugary jammy doughnuts. I am addicted to Grodzinskis.
However, this year I am experiencing a nagging fear, a new Princess Paranoia to add to my ever growing list. If I don’t do something soon about my sweet tooth, I will have an unwelcome holiday visitor from the tooth fairy; and if she doesn’t appear, I might be forced to go to the dentist. Even for a Jewish Princess, the last present I want this Chanucah is a crown!
So this week, what does the Jewish Princess make for Chanucah that has NO sugar and can be eaten even with a slight pain on the lower left hand side?