Happy Purim!! I just love Purim! Getting to eat hamantashen, having fun at shul, just good old fun!
I kicked off my celebration by making my own hamantashen over the weekend! I used the same recipe we've been using for years and years, just gluten free, of course. I made my fav flavors: strawberry and apricot. Yum-o!
They came out so great and I gave a bunch to friends in my mishloach manot. Seriously wish it was okay to make these all year round! Come to think of it, who says I can't?
I went to shul last night for the megillah reading. We had such a good reading, people reading the book of Esther in funny voices and sound effects. It reminds me of my Rabbi as a kid using silly voices.
I totally forgot my gragger this year, although come to think of it, I don't actually have one... That's were a loud voice comes in handy - anything to stamp out Haman's name!
I love watching the kids in the minyan - they love Purim as much as I did as a kid! It's so cute to see them in their costumes this year. Nothing like little kids, dressed up, on sugar, way past bedtime!
The Purim shpeil was hilarious this year! They made fun of our minyan and it was great! Yes, that is Andy in a Mitt Romney mask - it's Massachusetts, after all...
My costume was an Iron Chef. Get it? I know, I know, budum, bump! Josh and I thought alike, so we were the two Purim chefs. Rena was the mama monkey from "No More Monkey's Jumping on the Bed" - Ruthie, the monkey was MIA at this point.
Of course, good chefs can go rogue! This is all why I love Purim! So much fun - such a change of pace from our usual meetings at shul, having fun, taking pictures, making noise, good old fun!
As we say: they tried to kill us, we won, let's eat/party!! Happy Purim!