|This year's assortment of flavors|
Dressing up in costumes? Eating delicious cookies? Drunken adult revelry? (Well, not for me THIS year, but NEXT year you can bet your ass I'm getting tanked.)
At any rate, I've waxed poetic about Purim in the past.
But Purim isn't the only thing going on at the beginning of March.
As all of us Americans know, as soon as one mass-promotion holiday ends, the candy for the next one immediately begins. That's right, Easter candy is all over the shelves in our grocery, pharmacy, and convenience stores.
|SI and DD help me cut out the cookies|
One incredibly special candy.
Perhaps, the best candy ever devised by man. Except maybe- MAYBE- for Ingberlech.
That's right. Cadbury Creme Eggs.
...you can see where I'm going with this, can't you? If not, that's okay. I'm about to take a sudden left turn.
|A watched cookie never bakes|
I have attempted to blur that line.
Like every year in my "adulthood," the weeks preceding Purim were filled with the planning (and eventually, baking) of many cookies. Many very special, delicious Purim cookies... Hamentaschen.
Hamentaschen are awesome. Just ask my Lutheran mother-in-law. Come Christmas, it's the cookie she wants me to bake. I tell her, "You're going to have to wait a few months."
|They're not cool yet...|
So this year, I had a sudden brainwave.
What couldn't I put into Hamentaschen? If I can experiment with Nutella and blueberry Cabernet fillings, why can't I experiment with, say, something else?
|After eating spaghetti, we finally reap the rewards|
Something like... the best idea that Christian candy makers have ever come up with?
Could it be? Could I have come up with a sacriligious and perhaps downright unholy union of sugars and carbohydrates and assorted fats?
Could I have, perhaps, coalesced my entire relationship with my husband into a simple confection that in of itself represents our family's harmony and dedication to understanding and cultural adoption and even, dare I say, randomness?
|Two out of two grublings can't be wrong|
Am I hyping this up a little too much?
Yes, my friends. I am. So I will finally just let you know about the amazing cookied candy I have invented.
That's right. Friends and junk food lovers, I give you...
The Mini Cadbury Creme Egg Hamantaschen.
|I think I hear a choir of angels singing...|