So it's Purim and I'm really distraught about not being back home to see the spiel at my shul. Seeing the rabbi dressed up as Esther is quite the sight to be seen! So I'm making the holiday the best I can with what I have, which means ... baking hamantaschen! It was a mess in the kitchen, but I got the job done. Here are some photos from the extravaganza ... and seriously ... if you ever get the chance, I want you to eat one of my delicious baked goods. So amazing ... (not to toot my own horn or anything, heh). For those who don't know what Purim's all about ... well, it's sometimes called the "Jewish Mardi Gras" ... but in reality, it's one of (many) holidays where we celebrate the following: They tried to kill us. We survived. Let's eat!
The kitchen was a mess because of THESE babies. Talk about excellent!
And then there was hamantaschen baked!
I couldn't help it. I ate one. Okay, I ate two. The second batch was the best. This one I'm eating? It's from the second batch!