Just a pretty quick post – today was super busy and fantastic fun. I just want to share something that I was thinking about – and of course what I was cooking!
So Purim, we all wear masks and costumes. I think it’s also a time, if you look closely enough, you can really see who people are behind their masks. For me, I felt like this Purim I truly lived as I was meant to, for this jam-packed day. I dressed up (or down, I guess) - teal blue and white tie dyed hoodie, down-to-the-floor skirt and neon green Crocs. But I lived as I always wanted – in a way I removed my masks, so to speak.
Up at 5am to start marinating and prepping, 7am getting the men of the house (DH and the 2 boys) out the door for megillah. 8am starting cooking class 101 (and cooking for first seudah) just my girl and me. 10.30 found Daughter and me at the Ladies Megillah reading at the house of my first floor neighbor (her husband does this every year.) First seudah ready and served by 10.45.
By noon, we were ready for a nap, and by 2pm I was up and cooking again! By the time all the shalach manos were delivered, kids came around for candy and tzedakah for their yeshivos, and DH and the boys went to shul for Mincha it was 5pm.
Time for the second seudah! I would share it with you, but I can’t just yet – check back here in a week or two for more details on what I served and a fantastic giveaway (the first EVER!)
It’s 6.30pm now. DH collected almost $200 for his tzedaka of choice, DS almost 7 collected $60 for his yeshiva, the younger two stuffed themselves silly with candy, and I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a teensy little drink!