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The Kreplach Blog Awards

I love your blog awardBefore the Jewish holidays, Lorri of awarded me with this cheery “I heart your blog” award. I decided to wait until the end of the holidays to pass the award on to some bloggers.

Drum roll, please.

Oh, wait, before the drum roll, here’s a joke:

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Once upon a time there was a little boy who didn’t like kreplach (a kreplach is a Jewish wonton). So his mother decided she would take him in the kitchen while she made the kreplach. First, she prepared the dough. “What are you making?” asked the boy. “You’ll see,” replied the mother. Next she rolled out the dough. Yum, said the little boy. Then she cut the dough into squares. Mmmm, said the child. She took some meat and placed a bit in one of the squares. Yum, yum, said the little boy. She folded over one corner. Mmm, continued the boy. She folded over the next. The boy looked on with expectation. She folded over another corner, then the final corner.

“Yuck, kreplach!” declared the little boy.

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Back to the drum roll…

The first kreplach award goes to Mimi at Israeli Kitchen. She had a fabulous post about kreplach right before Yom Kippur. Visit her blog for trips to Israeli markets, to Tsefat, and to delicious food and recipes.

The next kreplach award is being delivered to Mottel at Letters of Thought, who has taken us to Russia and South America, complete with beautiful scenery. Recently, Mottel became an Israeli in a post with views of the Andes. One cannot predict where Mottel will take us next.

Next we will visit Mrs. S. at Our Shiputzim, who seems to love posting about her construction. I enjoy her sense of humor and friendliness.

Finally, the Babysitter (who has been blogging for a while about babysitting on her blog The Babysitter Writes) started a brand-new blog, The Jewish Side. Good luck with it!

If you feel like passing the award onward (I always recommend a bit of hakaras hatov, recognition of good, in one’s life and blog), here are the rules:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you

3) Nominate at least 4 other blogs (I changed this to four; two are fine, really!)

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs (or via email)!

The Babysitter says

That was a great joke, I really liked it, I can so see it happening!

Thanx for the award and thanx for the good luck!

I shall pass it on...

The Babysitter says

o, also forgot to thank you for the link. Thanx for the link!

Leora says

Babysitter, so glad you will pass it on. Look forward to seeing where it goes next.

Mrs. S. says

Thank you for the link, the lovely award, and - most of all -your very kind words.

Excellent joke. It's exactly the kind of thing my kids would - and often do! - say. (e.g., "The chicken on my plate is touching my pasta. Now I can't eat either one of them." And, "I KNOW meat sauce used to my favorite supper, but that was before I realized that you always make it with onions!")

Leora says

Glad you both enjoyed the joke. It was one of my mother's (z"l).

Michelle says

Goody..more blogs to visit...

Mimi says

Thank you, Leora! What a giggle! Excuse me, I think I'm starting to effervesce here...never thought my kreplach would bring such honor to my kitchen.

Leora says

Mimi, with pleasure. I really do love your blog! The kreplach post was especially fun.

Mottel says

Thanks! I definitely heart your blog back!

Ilana-Davita says

Thanks for telling us about new blogs; I already knew two but Mrs S. and The Babysitter are definitely new.

Lorri says

I'll check out the blogs!

I love the story.

Thank you for the link.


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