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TODAY   |  November 20, 2013

Blend Thanksgiving, Hanukkah with seasonal latkes

The New York Times’ columnist Melissa Clark shares some delicious ways to mix the coinciding holidays into one festive and delicious meal, with sweet potato latkes and pumpkin babkas.

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>>> time to take you into "today's" kitchen to show you how to celebrate two holidays with one dish. thursday is both thanksgiving and hanukkah .

>> also known as thanksgiv-ukkah.

>> we like to say that.

>> this won't happen until the year of -- we were supposed to read that together.

>> i thought it was french. bad french. melissa clark will make the dish that you all voted on, apparently.

>> they voted for this one.

>> they want to see the turkey pot roast . i'll show you the turkey pot roast . it's not hanukkah without lo latkes. before your regular thanksgiving meal.

>> with apple sauce .

>> celebration.

>> that's delicious.

>> that's really delicious.

>> that has pomegranate.

>> happy thanksgiv-ukkah.

>> happy thanksgiv-ukkah to you. turkey breast here. this is what it looks like ben in. this is what it looks like bone out. tie it up with the skin. your butcher will do this. you can buy these at a supermarket, too, just like that. i have some spices here, some clove and nutmeg. all spice.

>> tie it up like you did?

>> yes, so it's easier to maneuver. if you flip it, it's going to fall apart.

>> are you going to rub that?

>> i'm going to sprink it all over, but you could rub it, let it sit, absorb that good flavor.

>> look at that.

>> i know.

>> how many does that feed?

>> that is going to feed ten. say you have 30 people coming for thanksgiving, you have a turkey in the oven. do an extra breast, recipe on the side, extra white meat and you can have it for sandwiches. all these browned off.

>> i'm going to rub.

>> thank you.

>> of course you are.

>> garlic, onion and sweet potatoes to make it more thanksgiving-y. you could use white potatoes .

>> okay.

>> it goes into the oven for an hour and a half. white wine and water.

>> yes, you do.

>> of course you do.

>> this will keep it nice and moist.

>> don't say moist!

>> that's a banned word.

>> it's going to keep it tender and juicy.

>> succulent is good.

>> i like succulent.

>> 30 seconds.

>> oh, my gosh. that's what it looks like at the end. here are some veggies put it right over it. that's gravy, by the way. take the pan juices, cook it down, you get the gravy. while you're having this, i'm going to show you really fast, pumpkin bobka. i put pumpkin in it, cinnamon swirl, toss it in the pan. you put this here. you guys just eat --

>> and go.

>> perfect.

>> do you want to try that first? you're all done?

>> we love you. delicious.

>> thank you very much.

>> happy thanksgiv-ukkah.

>> thanksgiving and hanukkah celebration