Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rosh Chodesh Adar: Compromises

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!


Hasya Ya'ara said...

I remember these prune filled cookies from my Hebrew school days.

Thank you for bringing back happy memories.

Hasya Ya'ara

Something Different said...

Glad I brought back those memories!

grinfish said...

:) a gutten chodesh!

goodideas? said...

An idea i once heard from a jewish college kid- on dec 25th when all his friends were at their respective families, he threw a 'we killed yoshka' party, along with hamantashen and hitler cookies. its kind of the same idea, but wrong in so many ways

itsagift said...

Yum! They look delicious and so perfect!

Great way to compromise!! Too funny!! :-)

JAR said...

You could've brought me a sampling!! They look delicious!