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Purim Postmortem 2012

If you have no idea what this “Purim” thing is, read the Wiki page.

Well, that was slightly insane. And fun. And busy and hectic and… boy, am I tired!

Sadly, stupidly, I forgot to take pictures of some things… but don’t worry, our dinner in disguise was at least somewhat documented.

Delicious apple pie? No, spinach quiche with feta.
The stuff in the ice-cream tub is actually mashed potatoes. And what's that on the left? Two-bite vegetable kugels (on my footed crystal cake platter, of course.)
Pizza for dessert! The crusts are made of cookie dough, and they're topped with chocolate, marshmallow, and fruit (on the left,) and jam, shredded coconut, and fruit (on the right.)

We dressed up, of course. N was a veterinarian for his beloved lion…

Am I getting old, or are doctors looking younger these days?

And K was a princess…

I swear, she has a beautiful smile. But whenever we take a picture she puts on this fake one.

We delivered Mishloach Manot to friends and family. I forgot to take a picture of them, but they were once again housed in brown paper bags (I estimate in 10 years I’ll finally have used them all up,) decorated with pretty paper handles and colourful brads.

On the subject of mishloach manot, who on earth needs so many baked goods? Not I. I think the best mishloach manot that we received was the one with melba toast, veggies, and hummus for dipping. Next year I’m going to do a fruit platter, like the one we made for my friends who are more kosher than we are (and hence can’t eat foods cooked in our home):

After all those cookies and cakes, a little fruit with yogurt is downright refreshing.

(As a lengthy aside, has anyone ever done a spoof of Right Said Fred called “I’m too Kosher”? It could go, “I’m too kosher for your kitchen/ too kosher for your kitchen/ so kosher it’s bitchin’!” Seriously, has it been done? Anybody wanna have a go?)

Finally, for a little grownup fun we played Torah Mad Libs. Here’s our Purim take on Jacob’s dream about the ladder:

Jacob left Beer-sheva and set out for Amazon indoor playground. He came upon a certain place and stuffed there for the night, for the sun had helped. Taking one of the lions of that place, he put it under his cheek and lay down there. He had a dream; a face was set on the ground and its top running to the sky, and meerkats of G-d were going up and down on it. And HaShem was standing beside him and He said, “I am the jellybean, the G-d of Abraham and the G-d of Isaac: the hat on which you are bothering I will assign to you and your offspring. Your descendants shall be as the hats of the earth; you shall mother to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All the limousines of the earth shall waddle themselves by you and your pictures. Remember, I am with you: I will jump you wherever you go and will bring you back to this quilt. I will not block you until I have done what I have promised you.

Jacob awoke from his camel and said, “Surely the cellphone is present in this place, and I did not read it!” Shaken, he said, “How pretty is this place! This is none other than the cake of G-d, and that is the gateway to the washroom.”

I personally loved how G-d promised to jump Jacob wherever he goes.

So nu, how was your purim?

5 thoughts on “Purim Postmortem 2012

  1. Don’t shoot me, but blackberries are impossible to check for bugs and therefore, your friend might not be able to enjoy them 😦 Raspberries are the same. I fully approve of fruity Mishloach Manot, such a good idea! And the kiddos look cute as can be. Did you dress R up?

  2. I think you should give the Pizza for dessert! as your Mishloach Manot. But only if I can be on the receiving end πŸ™‚

    Look’s like you had a really fun Purim πŸ™‚

  3. Your fake-out foods are way too much fun. I was really worried about giving N a sad Purim this year because I was feeling so sick all week, but actually we got in all the essentials: shul Purim festival (including goldfish Estie, Mordy, and Achie, none of which lasted until the actual holiday, poor things), megillah with kid-made raashan, mislochei manot for all our closest friends and family (nothing special, just pretty Purim bags and I let N pick out his favorite candy for his friends, then added something nice and gourmet-ish for the parents like a nuts and fruit mix), and homemade oznei haman. By the end his costume was torn and filthy and he had eaten cookies for breakfast at least twice. So I call it a success!

  4. Yes! Somebody MUST write words for “I’m too kosher” – I can guarantee it would get a lot of airtime!! And I love your mad lib story (although I confess I had to go and look up Mad Lib…) πŸ˜‰

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