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Mishloach manos (literally the sending of gifts) are gifts of food or drink that are sent to friends, relatives, and acquaintances on Purim.
Purim is all about being happy and happiness is only complete when we can share it with others. As the saying goes "Sorrow shared is halved but joy shared is doubled!".
The actual mitzvah consists of sending two ready-to-eat items. Some send a simple package with a bottle of wine and a chocolate bar, or cute little doughnuts with milk. Others let their ideas run wild and create the most beautiful presentations. For those that feel that Purim is a time to pull out all their creative energy, we’ve got a smorgasbord of ideas to keep those juices running.
Although Purim is still a couple of weeks away, it's never to early to start planning.
Themed mishloach manos are always popular and here are some samples that prove they can still be classy.
COOKIES & MILK:
Some like to send food that can be eaten that day or saved for the meal in the afternoon:
Bring this along to your purim seudah or prepare this on your table. Guest can slice off a chunk of sandwich and add their choice of condiments. Prepare coleslaw, potato salad and pickles making this a complete sandwich.
14 inch bagel
Ask your local bagel shop if they can make you one. Eli's Bagel in Monsey NY prepares these bagels every purim in a choice of 10 inch and 14 inch sizes.
A minimum (the more the better!) of 3 1/2- 4 lbs. of sliced cold cuts ( Pastrami, Turkey roll, Corned Beef, Salami)
Slice the bagel and fill it with cold cuts layering them as high as you want. Do not put anything else in the bagel. You don't want it to get soggy. You can prepare this the day before; wrap well and refrigerate.
Place the lettuce on the bottom of a large tray. Top with the filled bagel. Serve condiments around the bagel.
Wraps are great for the meal or as a quick bite.
- avocado, lettuce, purple onion, tomatoes, cheese
- tuna salad, pickles, lettuce, shredded cucumbers
- grilled vegetables, pesto...
- smoked salmon, onion, cream cheese, scallions
Photos 1-3 by RADesign
Photos 3-6 by Dan Engongoro
Wraps courtesy of "Say it Gourmet"