As is our Purim tradition, Zoe selects the theme for our Mishloach Manot (this year’s theme is based on the Kung Fu Panda movie), and I run around like crazy trying to find the necessary components and ingredients. This time around was only slightly different. Zoe really wanted a panda toy to add to the Mishloach Manot for her friends so she did visit 3 different Party City stores with me in search of said item.
And the results …
Here is a list of the items:
- Chinese food takeout boxes in white/16 ounce (ordered from amazon.com)
- Chopstix, wooden with decoration (ordered from Oriental Trading)
- Kung Fu Panda stickers for sides of the box (ordered from amazon.com and ebay)
- Green Tea by Bigelow
- Jewish fortune cookies (ordered from amazon.com)
- Panda toy (purchased at Party City)
- Chinese Noodle Candy (Recipe from cooks.com)
- Ramen Noodle Candy (Recipe from PinkCakePlate.com)
- Note including ingredients and Kosher information.
I knew the process seemed way too easy this year until … I started making the noodle candy. I’m not a regular candy maker and had no idea it would be as challenging as it was. It took the candy a long time to set, I’m assuming thanks to the humid weather in Dallas last night. I also needed 30 pieces of each candy type, and the first batch did not produce enough. So, back to the store I went for more ingredients.
Now, we of course, have way more candy than we need but the showstopper this year is the Ramen Noodle Candy from PinkCakePlate.com. I almost skipped it but am so glad I didn’t. That stuff is so delicious and will definitely become a regular in our household. Who knew ramen noodles were so versatile!
Now the real fun begins … delivery with none other than Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter!
Treif Cooking and Happy Purim!