Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Purim!

Well, it's one day late. Can you believe I forgot to post about it yesterday?! What was I thinking? I feel like I've let you down so much. Oh, what you must think of me! I am so very sorry. I just don't know how it happened! Can you ever find it in your heart to forgive me? Please?

What? You don't know what Purim is? Oh...silly me! Well, Purim (pronounced Poorim) is a Jewish holiday. The story of Purim is told in the book of Esther. We don't follow the religious part of it all, but we love the traditions! The holiday was yesterday, but we're celebrating it all over the place.

We baked Hamantashen on Saturday with my sister. Hamantashen are sort of like little tarts and they're so good. Yes, the gluten avoidance goes out the window when Hamantashen are around. Yummo!

On Sunday the Humanist synagogue is having a Purim party. It's our first Purim party and we're very excited. We don't really know what to expect. One of the the fun things about this holiday is that it is tradition to dress up. I will have to see if I can find something to wear. I'm certain that Princess will find something in her costume trunk. If I get photos at the party I'll be sure to post them here next week.

Well, Happy Purim everyone!!!


Aliceson said...

The tarts looks great!

RasJane said...

Of course I forgive you! :P My love for you is that great.
those tarts do look yummy. And a chance for mom and Princess to dress up? Sounds like the perfect party.
I'm trying to make gf english muffins this am--I'll let you know how it goes.

Kelly said...


Such Lovely Freckles said...

They don't just look great. They also taste delicious.

Shady Lady said...

RasJane, I can't wait to hear about the gf english muffins!

Aliceson & Kelly, if you were here I'd share some with you. Freckle, I'm glad you like them!

Anonymous said...

I am becoming jealous of all the Jewish holidays my friends tell me about. Some of them sound too darn fun. Makes celebrating the equinoxes and solstices sound downright mundane lol. Those tarts look yummy---and fun to make.

Shady Lady said...

Gina, the Jewish holidays are so fun. I am so looking forward to Passover. It's one of my favorite holidays!!

Sarah said...

How funny: after I read this post I was flipping through a cookbook and landed on a recipe for those treats.