...and I also made a nice Shabbat dinner and lunch this weekend. I just haven't had it together to post the menu yet. No, not because I was hungover from Purim! I'm afraid that I didn't keep that mitzvah this year. I've been a little under the weather, and a little swamped with my fabulous freelance gig, editing this book. I did get to the megillah reading with my husband and my two year old, and my first bag of mishloach manot. (Those are the packages of goodies one traditionally sends to one's friends on Purim--but so far I had only been a recipient, never a giver.)
I made my mother-in-law's recipe for hamantashen. I would post the recipe but it's too vague. Wherever she got it from, the original recipe doesn't call for enough flour. So my MIL adds more. But she doesn't know exactly how much more. So this year, I added more....and more....and more! My hamantashen were delicious, but they were still just a little too rich. Too much fat and sugar in ratio to the flour, because I just didn't add enough flour. Phooey. They were still good, I'm just saying, I don't think I'm ready to post the recipe just yet!
Anyway I'm starting to feel better from this killer cold. I got a big boost from yoga class--I did a handstand! Our digital camera is working again and I took some pictures of the bread before Shabbat, so I hope to post this past weekend's menu with photos of some of the food. True, it's not Paris in the springtime but it's a pretty nice looking kugel. Okay, kugel isn't the most photogenic food ever, I know that now. I think a lot of pictures of Ashkenazi Jewish food might be a tough sell. Except for all the people who read Chez Miscarriage and want to see photos of gefilte fish. (Am I going to get google searches for "pictures of gefilte fish" and "photogenic kugel" now? Please yes!)