Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Purim Celebration

Tomorrow night is the beginning of a Jewish holiday called Purim.  It's a fun holiday that celebrates the Jewish people overcoming an enemy's plans of extermination. Traditionally it involves a lot of drinking, dressing up in costumes and cookies called Hamentaschen. (See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purim).


Dan and I turned this week's Monday night dinner into a Purim party.  I made a ton of hamentaschen and Dan made pizzas from scratch.  Yum!

Making hamentaschen

I tried out some new fillings this year, mainly because the ones I used back home aren't sold in the UK.  The most traditional filling is poppy seeds, which you normally buy in a can.  I made my own this year though and it actually turned out pretty well.

I also used strawberry jam, chocolate, cherry pie filling, and apple pie filling.  I have to say that even though it is totally not traditional, I loved the apple pie filling!  I might have to do that every year now!

Strawberry jam and cherry pie fillings
Apple pie filling


Dan's pizzas were a big hit.  We did cheese and basil; mushroom and olive; and potato.  They were crispy and cheesy and delicious.


It was a really fun night!



1 comment:

  1. Sounds like so much fun! I miss your cooking and baking Calli!