On this week's Eyshet Chayil Show, we discussed the joyous month of Adar, with tips on increasing your happiness in the happiest month of the Jewish year.
I found a great timeline for Adar on Wikipedia, the ultra-prolific reference site. Check it out! Almost every day of Adar has an interesting event which took place during the month - very informative.
Just for added fun, I'm including a recipe for Hamantaschen from Chabad:
4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup margarine, softened
1 Tbsp. Orange juice
2 tsps. Baking powder
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. Orange rind
1 pound strawberry or apricot preserves
Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease cookie sheets.
Place all ingredients in a large mixer bowl and beat together. You may add a drop more juice or flour, depending on consistency of dough. Roll dough into a ball. Divide into four parts.
Proceed to assemble and bake according to Hamantashen illustrated.
Put a drop of food coloring into dough, for colored hamantashen, the kids will love it!