Thanksgiving is a holiday when American-Jewish families can enjoy the best of both heritages — hearty American food and an occasion to give thanks for their blessings. Food has always been the center of the holiday celebration, and I like to plan an old-fashioned farmhouse menu for the holiday.
1 cup pitted, chopped dates, 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
1/4 cup olive oil, 3 onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons safflower or olive oil, 2 onions, thinly sliced
3 eggs, separated, About 1/2 cup water or chicken stock, 1 to 1 1/2 cups matzah meal
2 pounds chicken necks and gizzards, tied in cheesecloth, 4 large onions, diced