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Monthly Archives: March 2014

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

So, guess how much fun you can have dressing up in green?  Well, a lot!  Everyone wore something green, even the most conservative of us.  It was quite a sight to see.  The staff decorated the dining room with green hats and napkins.  The cooks made us a gigantic green cake for lunch and served ale and apple cider, and we had a grand time.

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PURIM

This holiday is about:  sharing food, giving to the needy, feasting, rejoicing, and giving thanks.  Feasting is the best part of this holiday.  On Purim we emphasize the importance of friendship and community by sending gifts of food to friends.  My two favorite Purim foods are Hamantashen, little cookies filled with fruit,  and Kreplach, little dumplings filled with meat.  Chef Andre outdid himself, making the two for our dinner and dessert.  We gave each other little gift baskets filled with all sorts of prepared foods and bakery treats.  It was a fun day.