Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Ok, so later on in the day we got back to talking about Purim... and my hubby told the kids how Esthers name was Haddasah which means "myrtle" and a myrtle tree is an evergreen tree. We learn that even in the Palace, Esther kept her Jewish ways, just like an evergreen tree, no matter what weather it is in, it stays the same.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Soft Hamantashen Recipe:
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons water
Filling of your choice*
1- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2- Spray cookie sheet with cookie spray.
3- In a large mixing bowl combine flour and cake mix.
4- Stir in water and eggs until a stiff dough forms.
5- On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8 inch.
6- Cut into 2-3 inch circles, I use the top of a drinking glass dipped in flour before cutting.
7- Place dough 2 inches apart on cooking sheet.
8- Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle.
9- Fold the sides in to form three corners (triangle).
10- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
11- Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets and remove to wire racks to cool completely.
*I took plain macadamia nuts, poured melted chocolate chips over them and mixed them in a bowl. I then place the nuts covered in chocolate on a cookie sheet by the teaspoon full and froze them like cookies. Once frozen, I used each "chocolate mac nut cookie" as a filler for the hamantashen- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Hamantashen- YUM!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This is just a cute little something I found in the flour before making schnitzel for Shabbos:)
We made jello using Kojel, put it on a baking pan and let it set. Then used Alef Bet cookie cutters and Purim Cookie cutters to make shapes. The kids got such a kick out of handling the jello, they loved it:)
Just a fun Eric Carle Alphabet game, really educational and lots of fun...
Painting food we made out of clay, then baked it so it got rock hard and then painted it. Can use it for brachos sorting or food grouping or just plain old pretend play, another hit!