Purim Celebration March 10 2017

This Saturday night marks the beginning of the Jewish Holiday of Purim.  This is one of the more festive holidays and is enjoyed by all ages.  Children dress up in costumes similar to Halloween and there are often carnivals to celebrate the holiday.  One big tradition of Purim is to give Mishloach Manot or Purim Baskets.  Traditionally these consist of at least two different food items that are given to family and friends. Historically this was to insure everyone had enough to eat during the feasting portion of the holiday. These days it just adds to the celebration.

I am sure you already have your baskets set for this year but we do have a lot of great Kosher products in our marketplace that would be perfect for next year!  I prefer to do homemade items and my kitchen has been busy this week with lots of baking to get ready for the holiday. Today we packed up our Purim Baskets and will deliver them to friends this weekend.This year, along with a hand decorated card by my 2-year-old, we included Grandma Terry’s Hamantaschen, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Rococo Chocolates Bee Bars.  I am sure our friends will not be disappointed when they open their baskets of goodies.

Happy Purim!

Julie