February 26, 2013 1:43 am at 1:43 am #608352
I love receiving mishloach manos. I appreciate the gesture and love that I am able to help you fulfill a Mitzva. But please, don’t give me your home-made junk. It’s disgusting.February 26, 2013 2:38 am at 2:38 am #1009877
i think its sweet people take out the time to make things and everything but sometimes its just like come on,i was at your house when you where making it and saw your kids hands in it all give me a break!February 26, 2013 3:08 am at 3:08 am #1009878
Why is it disgusting?February 26, 2013 3:10 am at 3:10 am #1009879
Ingrate.February 26, 2013 3:25 am at 3:25 am #1009880
I give you a nice thoughtful mishloach manos, and all i get back is a lousy, inedible chocolate mousse. Please don’t give me last night’s dinner either. I got one of those.February 26, 2013 3:27 am at 3:27 am #1009881
People like to get rid of their homemade junk before pesach; you really can’t complain about it.February 26, 2013 3:29 am at 3:29 am #1009882
Just smile and say thank you. It’s supposed to be Ish L’Reieihu -appreciate the gesture of friendship and say thanks. You don’t want to eat it, don’t – but don’t offend the giver.February 26, 2013 3:50 am at 3:50 am #1009883
yeshivaworlder great minds think alike! Thats exactly what i do because I am a mentch. I smile and say thank you. I hold myself back from throwing it back in the giver’s face. It’s especially difficult when I just gave you a delicious bag of Dipsy Doodles and some tasty candy, and I receive in return an oat kugel that resembles cement. When I get home I simply transfer the contents of your grotesque mishloach manos to the nearest waste basket. As I am sure many of you do. Or I simply feed it to my kids.
Maybe people are misunderstanding my point. I understand that you are cheap and don’t want to spend money on edible food, but I pity you for standing over a hot oven for hours on end cooking (insert noun here) that will end up in various waste baskets throughout your respective neighborhood. You might well serve it to us uncooked, it will save you the effort.February 26, 2013 3:53 am at 3:53 am #1009884
Pba, nah, most of the homemade junk is made davka for mishloach manos.February 26, 2013 3:58 am at 3:58 am #1009885
DaasYochid, how suddenly you turned from a gentleman to one of us.February 26, 2013 4:15 am at 4:15 am #1009886
I just think that most people are really trying to please others, and even if you don’t like the food, you should appreciate the effort.February 26, 2013 4:21 am at 4:21 am #1009887
Or I simply feed it to my kids.
Perhaps they intended it as kid food? They know that feeding kids is expensive and wanted to help you out.February 26, 2013 4:21 am at 4:21 am #1009888
They are not doing it to please others, they are doing it to save money. Which is fine. But then please let me know before I give you my mishloach manos, so that I can give it to someone else who will reciprocate with something decent.February 26, 2013 4:24 am at 4:24 am #1009889
I give mishloach manos to do a mitzvah, and to increase achdus and friendship, not to get dipsy doodles back.February 26, 2013 4:32 am at 4:32 am #1009890
DY, well you are definitely not increasing any friendships by pawning off a lousy salami sandwich on me.February 26, 2013 4:34 am at 4:34 am #1009891
Next year I will have to give to better people.February 26, 2013 4:41 am at 4:41 am #1009892
I used Grey Poupon – you didn’t like it?February 26, 2013 4:44 am at 4:44 am #1009893
There are people who think anybody else’s homemade food is disgusting-I don’t think that the yiddishe derech took those feelings into consideration.
Many people who are very careful in Halacha, insist on giving food that can be eaten by the Seuda, and that only then are you really yotzeh in mishloach manos. I got some challah/kugels that i put on my seuda table – I would never call it disgusting- they were delicious.
It could be that the ‘cement’ cookies were delicious when they were baked, and got unexpectedly hard because the packages were made erev Shabbos, as the motzai shabbos setup was a little challenging – clean up from Shabbos, dress the kids, prepare the seuda and shalach manos…….Don’t be so makpid and calculate your net loss/profit on your shalach manos – it’s meant to generate feelings of comradery and achdus.February 26, 2013 4:44 am at 4:44 am #1009894
I liked the Grey Poupon but next time please hold the sandwich.February 26, 2013 4:57 am at 4:57 am #1009895
I ate the 2 lunch shalach monos we got today. Yum yum yummy. As long as you label your home-cooked food Yoshon, we’re golden.February 26, 2013 4:57 am at 4:57 am #1009896
But I am sure you can understand my frustrations when I try to give a thoughtful mishloach manos, and one after another all I get in return is some smashed homemade chocolate cake that is headed straight to the waste receptacle.February 26, 2013 4:59 am at 4:59 am #1009897
And one person didn’t even give me any mishloach manos in return – the ingrate (he said he didn’t have any). And my Rosh Yeshiva didn’t give me one either but I am mochel him (he can’t give everybody).February 26, 2013 5:00 am at 5:00 am #1009898
im not sure where ur coming from but EVERYONE besides for u rly appreciates homemade stuff waay more than just careless store bought.. making homemade shows u care and made the time and effort and worked hard.. plus tastes better too!! wayyy more caring and thoughtful..February 26, 2013 5:02 am at 5:02 am #1009899
Yeah I appreciate it more also. But they are just being cheap. And nobody eats it, so why waste all the time and energy?February 26, 2013 5:05 am at 5:05 am #1009900
And woudn’t you prefer a box of Lieber’s wafer rolls and a chocolate bar to some cold pea soup?February 26, 2013 5:07 am at 5:07 am #1009901
I agree with TPO. Home-made food is usually much more delicious than the others. And financially it makes more sense too. Just please label it Yoshon or it goes to our non-Jewish neighbors and friends.February 26, 2013 5:10 am at 5:10 am #1009902
Dipsy Doodles? Candy? C’mon, I don’t need you to do my grocery shopping for me? I can go to the store and get that myself, and probably pay less for it than you do.February 26, 2013 5:14 am at 5:14 am #1009903
I don’t understand what you are saying. You don’t pay for it, I do. But wouldn’t you just prefer the money? That’s exactly what I am saying. Just give me the money instead of your leftover dinner.
And if I go grocery shopping for you, you should be appreciative especially since you don’t have to throw it out as soon as I deliver it.February 26, 2013 5:21 am at 5:21 am #1009904
And here’s the point. How many of you would rather eat your wife’s (or your own if you are the woman) home cooked meal over some good greasy take out food? That’s what I thought. So why do you suppose I would want to eat your wife’s (or your own if you are the woman) “delicious” (cough cough) food.
If any of you are planning to give me mishloach manos next year I like dipsy doodles, chocolate bars, store baked rugalach, store baked brownies, and factory produced candy. Thank you and a freilichen purim.February 26, 2013 5:24 am at 5:24 am #1009905
I’ll hold the sandwich, but please be careful not to bite my hand.February 26, 2013 6:19 am at 6:19 am #1009906
Just fyi, some store baked rugelach are not as appetizing as they appear. Watch how they bake/store/ship it…February 26, 2013 6:24 am at 6:24 am #1009907
I keep it simple and cheap.
An Arizona drink, a bag of chips, and a packaged hamantash with a ribbon tied around it.
I don’t like eating things made in private kitchens; I don’t know how clean people are and I don’t know their kashrut standards (similarly, I would expect people to feel the same about me).February 26, 2013 6:34 am at 6:34 am #1009908
“And here’s the point. How many of you would rather eat your wife’s (or your own if you are the woman) home cooked meal over some good greasy take out food? “
My wife’s or mine (I cook also).February 26, 2013 6:40 am at 6:40 am #1009909
“When I get home I simply transfer the contents of your grotesque mishloach manos to the nearest waste basket. As I am sure many of you do. Or I simply feed it to my kids.”
I guess you don’t regard your kids highly.
In fact, it seems that you don’t have much respect for many people either.February 26, 2013 7:27 am at 7:27 am #1009910
rebdoniel: If you would see the kitchens in most take out food stores, I promise you would never eat out again!February 26, 2013 7:43 am at 7:43 am #1009911
I have always made the effort to send real food, as opposed to theme junk, and packaged sugary snacks. That does not preclude creativity. Mishloach manos should not be that different then the homemade comfort foods that we send as chessed packages to kimpatorin. That’s the essence of the Halocha, n’est pas?February 26, 2013 1:38 pm at 1:38 pm #1009912
You keep saying that most people throw it out anyway.. No one I know! My favorite hamentashen were the muffins, hamantashen and various other baked goods. If they are labeled and you trust your friends what is the issue? I got texts and calls about how tasty my fudge filled hamantashen tasted. I also send store bought nosh and soda but.. Yikes I hope no one felt about my shalach Manos as you did!February 26, 2013 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #1009913
Mishloach Manos is supposed to be something that can be used for a seudah. According to some, you might not be yotze by giving a bag of chips and a soda. You should give something that you can be koveah seudah on. If you want to give chips and a soda, make sure you give at least one person a challah roll with it!
My wife and I gave some people (our Rav, and kids’ Morahs) a “fancy” mishloach manos, which contained a roll, hamentashen, fruit, and a bottle of wine.
For everyone else, we did a breakfast theme – single-serve cereal bowl, boxed milk, bottle of water, and a hamentash. We also put in a spoon to eat the cereal with.February 26, 2013 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1009914
I’ve heard al pi Rambam that some give tavshilin for Mishloach Manot.February 26, 2013 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1009915
We didn’t give to one of our friends this year because she told my wife that she takes all the handmade stuff and dumps it in the garbage. Oh well.
We gave healthy this year – my wife made up salads in a little container, and packaged it with breadsticks and salad dressing.
For everyone else, we did a breakfast theme – single-serve cereal bowl, boxed milk, bottle of water, and a hamentash. We also put in a spoon to eat the cereal with.
One year I had a friend who gave me a corned beef sandwich, chips, and a bottle of beer. That was great!February 26, 2013 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #1009916
bring it to the office. they eat everything!February 26, 2013 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1009917
tro11: you keep mentioning how cheap it is to send baked goods over store bought chips and candy. So you’re saying that a can of soda, roughly 50 cents, a bag of chips, roughly 25 cents, and a couple of taffies, roughly 30 cents, which totals (drumroll) $1.05 is worth more than a homemade kugel (by the way, it takes time to make kugel/cake. and time is money too but for arguments sake, just leave it at that.) with a fruit or drink?! You seem obsessed with the “cheapness” of homemade goods. My husband doesnt want us to eat others homemade goods unless he knows them very well (this basically only includes family, not friends and neighbors). Instead of throwing it out, we give it to others who would eat it.
So maybe next year, save the $20 total you spend on JUNK for mishloach manos, with your attitude, its not worth getting mishloach manos from you any way.February 26, 2013 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #1009918
So this guy walks up to me at the first seudah I was at, and gives me a shalach manos bag. It was a very nice one, with very nice things inside.
So I told him, you know, there is no way I am remembering to take this with me. And he says, you better remember.
Then he comes back to me the next day, and asks if I took it. Of course I didn’t take it!
So then he gets huffy at me, and says he won’t give me next year. I told him to give it all to tro11.February 26, 2013 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #1009919
this might be the funniest thread i’ve read here so far…
I equally despise receiving baked goods, annd the bags of candy and chips. mmmh cheap, pareve, sat on the shelf for 6 months, wafers are my favorite..another laffy taffy… yay said no one ever.
everyone should just give each other pizza. or maybe shawarma laffas. burgers??
one year i got one that was three different kind of ice cream and ice cream cones. best purim ever.February 26, 2013 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #1009920
rebdoniel – “I don’t like eating things made in private kitchens; I don’t know how clean people are and I don’t know their kashrut standards (similarly, I would expect people to feel the same about me).”
Trust me, after reading your Pesach post, your expectations would be very correct!February 26, 2013 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #1009921
“But I am sure you can understand my frustrations when I try to give a thoughtful mishloach manos,”
Can you define a thoughtful mishloach manos?February 26, 2013 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #1009922
delivering ice cream is not easy
what happens when someone is not home. you cant leave it outside their door. also, the first couple people you deliver to get frozen ice cream, the others get ice cream soup.February 26, 2013 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1009923
You need to get friends with better kitchen skills. We got many delicious home-baked goods that you can’t find in a typical bakery.February 26, 2013 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1009924
i don’t diasgree, I would never do it.
but it was awesome being on the receiving end.February 26, 2013 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #1009925
“delivering ice cream is not easy”
True. Is why someone on east 3rd in brooklyn brought an ice cream truck to the block and had everyone line up and order what they wanted.
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