Chances are, you’re going to want to eat — and possibly serve others — dinner at some point over the course of the eight-night celebration we call Hanukkah (spelling squabbles aside). You’ve got the latkes under control. Sufganiyot are easy baked or bought. And sure, you could make a meal out of those things (especially with some delectable toppings!).
But what if you want something more substantial? Something involving protein, perhaps? Maybe some lovely greens to balance out the high quantities of fried goods you’ve been consuming? I offer you a Hanukkah menu that is just as nice for a quiet night at home just you and your roommate/friend/significant other as it is for party guests (multiplying, of course): a salad of greens, dried cherries, goat cheese, and a homemade cherry dressing; almond-crusted pan-fried fish; accompanied by the requisite latkes, challah, and dessert of sufganiyot or almond-citrus olive-oil cake.