It's adar and we gotta be happy.
That's not difficult for me. See, it's shalach manos season. Nothing makes me happier than an empty basket and the prospect of filling it. I love every part of the shalach manos process. Baking gorgeous cookies- check. Clever themes- check. Neatly arranging things-check. Elegant wrapping-check. And of course, cute and funny poems.
In my house, we kicked off the simcha of the month with some dessert making. We couldn't really decide what type of desserts were best, as my mother thought we should try for something healthy, like fruit. My father, on the other hand, is a stickler for tradition. He claims that hamentaschen are not desserts, but religious items. And so we compromised. I baked these:
Hamenta- I mean, fruit salad wellingtons. ;-)
Have ah gutten chodesh folks!