Speaking of Dash-where is he? Is he alive? I hope so.
We had our Jewish friends over to decorate the Christmas tree last week, and had brownie sundaes shaped like christmas trees. We tried to find a cut out with a menorah shape, but the store didn't have any. I love potato pancakes! You're right, they are the best with apple sauce and sour cream. They're also good for breakfast with maple syrup.
Anyway, Happy Hannakuh.