Monthly Archives: March 2011

Circus Purim party!

The circus held a party for Purim yesterday evening. Purim is a big deal in Israel, not so much back in the States from what I’ve seen, and though it’s technically only about 24 hours long, people celebrate for about a week. I’ve heard it compared to Halloween by some friends here. Though, the meaning is completely different. Purim is the celebration of the Jewish people yet again avoiding plots to destroy them, this time by the evil Haman. Side note: They eat a pastry called Hamantaschen or Oznei Haman, as a special Purim treat, representing Haman’s ears. Why his ears? I’m not sure. But I’m sure they’re delicious. I can’t eat them, as they’re made of “wheat powder” (as Dan refers to it), but Dan has eaten enough for the both of us, I think. =p

The party was a recital of sorts, for the kids (and their parents) taking classes at the school. All the classes got up and did a little performance. It was messy and disorganized and last minute, but it was cute. The kids had fun playing and dressing up. I spent the evening taking pictures, until my camera battery bit the dust (right before the grand finale, of course). I took a lot of photos but I only edited the ones I was passionate about. Some of them aren’t even that great, but what was going on was cool or cute or whatever. :) Let me know what you think.

Peanut butter fruit dip

I just made this recipe for peanut butter fruit dip from the Gluten Free Homemaker blog, which I read on a regular basis. It’s lovely. It would be better with less flavorful apples than the Pink Ladies I have on hand (they overpower the dip!), but it’s still wonderful.

We had some leftover cream I didn’t know what to do with and I had this link saved for future use. I had it saved in a draft in my email and looked at it on a whim, only to discover that it called for cream. So now the cream didn’t go to waste and I have something sweet and delicious to eat on my apples. I was getting tired of plain old peanut butter.

I’m in a food rut. I’m feeling extra picky (I’m already super picky, so that’s really not good) and burnt out on the few foods I normally enjoy, and nothing sounds good except sugar-from natural sources, such as fruit, or otherwise. Wanting sweet things is normal for me, but sometimes it’s worse than others, and right now is one of those times. Since I’m tired of everything we’ve been eating, any variety is helpful at this point. I like trying new recipes too, of course. This will be a good one for parties and other get-togethers. Mmmmm!

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