March 2, 2012

Good Idea, or Best Idea Ever?

This year's assortment of flavors
Next week is the Jewish holiday of Purim.  It's a favorite of mine.

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
And as you know if you've been reading my blog for very long, the one thing I find irresistible about Easter is one very special candy.

One incredibly special candy.

Perhaps, the best candy ever devised by man.  Except maybe- MAYBE- for Ingberlech.

That's right.  Cadbury Creme Eggs. 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
Recently, I have been contemplating my cultural differences with M.  M's white American culture versus my immigrant-influenced Jewish culture.  It's hard to find common ground sometimes.  It's hard to figure out where the lines in the sand are and then to blur them into oblivion.

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...
Very special cookies should be spread out across the year, no?  After all, as soon as the Christmas candies are gone, it's Valentine's Day.  After all the extra awesome chocolate, Purim comes and bring Hamentaschen.  Then, there are Girl Scout Cookies during the weeks between Purim and all the macarrons you can eat for Passover.  And of course, Passover is immediately followed by Easter and all of its egg shaped goodies.  Cookie lovers, enjoy the ride!

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 awesome from the goyim?

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
Did I somehow manage to, through a mystical and unexpected alchemical process, bring into being a Frankensteinien creation of both genius and, certainly, more than a little human hubris?

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...'re welcome.



  1. Oh. OH! Ohoh oh oh!!!! Those look so freaking GOOOD!!!! I LOOOVE Cadbury cream eggs!
    Dammit, now I have to run out to the local pharmacy.
    Nice idea! =)

  2. I just bought some "hamans ears" as our family has come to call them, from the bakery and they are soooo delicious! I thought the strawberry and apricot were good...I can't imagine the cadbury egg version you created--it rocks! Love the creativity with fillings. Scrumptious!

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  4. I think I hear angels singing too - you are a genius!

  5. MMMMMMM so good. Now, if the damned eggs didn't cost 88 cents EACH ON SALE, I'd be all over this. When did they become so expensive? Weren't they 2 for 88 cents last year?????? Found you at Finding the Funny.

  6. @Sparkling At Walgreens I can get then 2 for $.89, but for the cookies I'm using the minis!

    Those are a dozen for about $4, I think. :)

  7. Looks yummy! Glad to be a new follower from Multiples and More...Id love you to follow me back at http://thelittlelily

  8. GENIUS!!! :) Thanks for linking up to finding the funny!



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