Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Purim!

Happy Purim!! One of the more fun Jewish holidays! Simply summed up: They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat, get druck, dress in costume, and be merry. Nice, right?

While I have never been a huge fan of dressing up in costume I came up with a slightly genius (in my humble opinion) costume to wear this year.   I wore my Eagles jersey, and made a cardboard padlock and went as the NFL lockout.  I am surprised at how many people actually figured me out! 

And of course, no Purim would be complete with out making a batch of hamantaschen! Friday I got all floured up (and even gave the UPS man a fright when I went down to answer the door covered in flour) and whipped up some amazing treats. 
 My favorite, and the best fillings in my opinion, are strawberry and apricot.  This year I decided against using the icky Solo filling and used nice natural Trader Joe's jam with smashing results! I put several into my mishloach manot and the rest are in the freezer (hopefully as a means to keep me from gobbling them all up).
Megillah reading last night was fabulous and then this morning my mom came up from NY.  We hit up IKEA, a great place to spend Purim, and Costco, again not too shabby.  I then realized while going to IKEA is super fun, carrying two bookcases up two flights of stairs is not so super fun.  But seeing it all put together is super fun, so it all evens out.

Then for supper we headed over to Legal Seafoods for a Purim Seudah.  I had my wine and my trout and now am watching HP5.  Not too shabby of a Purim.  But considering I spent last Purim studying for my major Social/Clinical psych midterm it wasn't too hard for this Purim to rock!

Now onto Pesach, an excellent reason to have to eat all the hamantaschen I baked!

1 thoughts on the matter:

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

Growing up my favorite was always chocolate. Except I also wound up getting one that I thought was chocolate but really was prune or poppy seed or something definitely NOT chocolate!