Sunday, February 28, 2010

Purim Sameach!

Before I get back to the regular business of blogging, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of you a belated happy Purim. Purim here is not just a fun day - it is an event that begins with Rosh Chodesh Adar and continues at least until Shushan Purim, if not later, as will happen here, when the Purim parade takes place on Friday, delayed from last week due to (thank G-d) torrential rain.
As a baking related treat, wanted to show you the Mishloach Manot packages that we gave to a few friends. Shana wanted a theme this year, and we came up with fast food. (Naturally, it was not the first idea, and we did not arrive at it on a straight line course, but that is the long story short.)
We worked together to design a label that pulled it all together without having to resort to a poem (because there are few things I hate more than a haphazard, half-baked, desperately worded rhyme!), and Shana made it come to life on the computer. We included the usual fast food components: hamburgers,hot dogs,french fries (with a tub of "ketchup" for dipping"),

and an ice cream sundae for dessert.We packed it up in a take out container with a bag of Shoko - haven't you always wanted to have some chocolate milk with your burger? - and sent it on its way. Did I mention that everything was made from cake and cookies? The hamburgers were cookies and frosting, the hot dogs were a different kind of cookies and frosting, the french fries were sugar cookies, the ketchup was raspberry apple sauce (not a cookie, sorry), and the ice cream sundae was a cupcake. And the Shoko was Shoko - one vote for real food).Hope you had a wonderful Purim! We will visit Yerushalayim for a second round - happy Shushan Purim to everyone!


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