Now that my daughter has turned two years old, creating family oriented traditions for her has become somewhat of an obsession for me. It is important for me to instill in her a love of her heritage from all sides of her family as well as good memories and experiences hat she can maybe,(hopefully) continue on with her family g-d willing one day.
SO on this Sunday before Purim it is all about making home made Hamentaschens. Spending the next few hours in the kitchen with her, singing on top of our lungs for the umpteenth time “haman ha risha rush rush rush & Misha Misha (tunie just says those 2 words over and over), telling the story of Purim and her favorite part about Queen Vashti and all her pimples ( EWWWWWIE tunie screams as she wipes her face with her little chubby hands), talking about what kind of costume she is going to wear, all these precious moments, as we create these traditional cookie delights.
Memories like these are priceless and what I believe life is really all about.
I have a few Hamentaschen recipes that I have collected over the years, but they are all pretty much the same and this year with all the Jewish food blogs out there , I have discovered a few recipes that I must try today.
The same is to be said about the Purim Seudah, a meal I love to host. I have found that the Seudah is best served buffet style, with lots of variety for the myriad of guests (invited and happily unexpected pop ins all accounted for). Unfortunately this year circumstances have aligned that the Seudah is not my responsibility, but I have compiled some of the best recipes, that are easy to make, can be done somewhat in advance and are real crowd pleasers.
FOR THE BEST HAMANTASCHEN RECIPES TRY THESE:
These look outrageous, and from the first moment she posted them on her facebook page a week ago, I HAD TO TRY THEM! (and I am not even a fan of Moon)
I have been experimenting a lot with gluten free recipes – and this one looks fantastic!
Girl Scout Samoa Hamantaschen from kitchen-tested.com
I love the twist on the traditional hamentaschen!
For the Seudah Try these Tried & True Crowd Pleaser Recipes for your Buffet or Sit Down Meal
#1 Side of Salmon (kosherstreet.com recipe)
one of my favorite recipes to make – for those who want to eat something light and delicious . Cook the night before and serve hot or cold!
#2 Mustard Ginger BBQ Wings (kosherstreet.com recipe)
always a HUGE crowd pleaser – can marinate them the night before and just stick in the oven in the morning to cook.
#3 Meat Rollantini with super quick tomato sauce (kosherstreet.com recipe)
another fantastic recipe to make in advance and just heat up the morning of Purim
I have never had a dairy seudah for Purim, but after this post from the Italian Kosher foodie I am itching to do so. These look outrageous and can not wait to make them in the very near future.
#5 Kosher Cocktails for Purim (theshiksa.com)
What’s a Purim meal with out some fabulous DRINKS! these all look delicious and easy to make!
These are just a few of my favorite quick and easy dishes to make – for more main dishes, soups, salads and desserts check out all my recipes on www.kosherstreet.com
I will also be posting some of my favorite brisket and roast recipes for a crowd tomorrow.
Have a great Sunday!