9 Amazing Mishloach Manot Ideas Using Gefen Products
Purim is already next week, and many of you are probably looking for amazing Mishloach Manot ideas you can put together in minutes!
We’ve partnered with nine of our favorite social media influencers to bring you some amazing and easy Mishloach Manot ideas. We asked them to create themes around their favorite Gefen products, and they did not disappoint!
With themes like “Travel,” “Ice Cream Sundae,” “Elegant Dips,” and “Chulent Kit,” you’re sure to find one you love!
Gefen products can be found in all major grocery stores and smaller kosher stores, which makes all of the Mishloach Manot below even easier to recreate! Another reason why we love Mishloach Manot made with Gefen products? Many of their products are kosher-for-Passover -- so there is no rush to get rid of them before Passover.
Thank you to all of our talented contributors for creating these amazing Mishloach Manot themes!
We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
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Ramsagna (Ramen Lasagna) Starter Kit
By: Melinda Strauss @therealmelindastrauss
1 package Gefen Instant Ramen
1 jar Gefen Tomato Sauce
1 Gefen Oregano
1 Gefen Red Pepper Flakes
1 Gefen Minced Garlic
1 Gefen Olive Oil Spray
1 small disposable foil pan
1 printed recipe – see below
To Make Recipe:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grease the foil pan, then spoon some tomato sauce into the bottom.
3. Carefully split the raw block of ramen into two pieces. Place one ramen half on the sauce, top with sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining ramen half, then top with more sauce and cheese.
4. Cover the pan, bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes.
Classic Dips Package
By: Esty Wolbe @cookingwithtantrums
Dips (I used store-bought, but you could also make your own)
I got the boxes and the jars from Amazon.
By: Naomi Nachman @naominachman
As you know, I love to travel, but finding the perfect food to take along on my adventures can be difficult. Gefen has the perfect variety of easy to pack and delicious food. I love the convenience of the tuna packets, the chocolate wafer is the perfect something sweet while on the road, and I can never travel anywhere without Gefen noodle soup. Applesauce to-go (with a lid!) is always a great option for little ones – and even not-so-little ones, too. This year, make your Mishloach Manot all about traveling!
By: Dini Klein @prepandrally
This Mishloach Manot is definitely a reflection of the California life. Bright, organic, earthy, and clean. Citrus and olive trees are abundant here, so I loaded up a terracotta pot with Gefen Olive Oil and Gefen Lemon Jell dessert. I filled the rest of the space with fresh oranges from our tree, a cute cactus, and a fun herb planting kit. Simple and beautiful, just like the Golden State.
Build Your Own Ramen Bowl Mishloach Manot
By: Chanie Apfelbaum @busyinbrooklyn
Those that know me know that ramen is one of my absolute favorite dishes, and I love to play around with fillings and toppings. This soup comes together in no time and is packed full of flavor. Make it your own by adding the toppings of your choice. Happy Purim!
To Make Recipe:
Add one cube each of garlic and ginger to the jar. Add ramen, soy sauce and sesame oil. Pour in hot water, cover the jar, and let the noodles cook. Then add in peas and carrots, a squeeze of lime, and sliced chili pepper.
Cholent Kit Mishloach Manot
By: Shifra & Shlomo Klein aka Fleishig Magazine @shifraklein
Every issue of Fleishigs Magazine celebrates a different cut of meat. In the Kiddush/February Issue we highlighted salami and showcased a hasselback salami cholent. It was absolute perfection and inspired us to share a version of this recipe for our Purim mishloach manot. Each mishloach manot will also include a copy of Fleishigs Magazine kiddush issue as the recipe to make the cholent is inside. (We also included the recipe here so you can simply print it out on a card and include it in the mishloach manot.)
Using Gefen caramelized onions was a convenient way to add tons of flavor to the cholent and package the mishloach manot in the most convenient way possible. You can choose to make this mishloach manot as grand or minimal as you’d like and include the sausages or merely include the recipe. The crucial components here are the onions and cholent mix.
Make your own cholent kit: Fleishigs Style
1 bag Gefen Cholent Bean Mix
1 bag Gefen Barley
1 package Gefen Caramelized Onions
Spice blend (mix: 2 tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1-2 tablespoons onion soup mix)
1 package Kielbasa sausages or salami
1 package kishka (optional)
1 copy of Fleishigs Magazine kiddush issue (optional)
Hasselback Salami Cholent
To hasselback a salami, place it between two chopsticks. Use a sharp knife to slice 1/8-inch thick slices, without going all the way through to the bottom.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 package Gefen Caramelized Onions
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
1/2 cup ketchup (optional)
2 large Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup cholent bean mix
1/2 cup barley
5 to 7 cups water, divided
1 (16-ounce) salami or two large kielbasa sausages, cut hasselback-style (see head note)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Add spices and ketchup and sauté for another five minutes.
2. Add potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes. Stir in cholent bean mix, barley and wheat berries. Add enough water to cover everything (about 5 cups) and stir. Bring to a boil, then cover and transfer to the oven. Cook for two to three hours, until potatoes are soft and beans are cooked all the way through.
3. Lower oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If the cholent looks dry, add up to two more cups of water. Gently nestle hasselback salami into the cholent so at least half is submerged. Cover and transfer back to the oven for 15 to 24 hours. Serve hot.
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Ice Cream Sundae Mishloach Manot
By: Naomi Elberg @naomi_tgis
Get a big, clear, plastic container and put some stuffing on the bottom. Add your Gefen Sugar Cones and fill tubes with your favorite ice cream sundae topping such as Gefen Hazelnut Brittle, Gefen Almond Brittle, Gefen Chocolate Chips, sprinkles, maraschino cherries, or chocolate syrup. Have fun with it!
S'mores Mishloach Manot
By: Chef Chaya Lichtenstein @chezchaya
This Mishloach Manot is for anyone who loves s'mores and hazelnut. You can make the perfect ’smores bite with Gefen Gluten Free Tea Biscuits. Smear some Gefen Hazelnut Praline, then top with marshmallows, chocolate chunks, Gefen Hazelnut Brittle and torch until the marshmallows melt! Anyone with a sweet tooth will love this treat!
Purim for the Little Ones
By: Raizy Fried @raizyscookin
Here’s an adorable and heartwarming Mishloach Manot that’s perfect for anyone with a little one. A package that is just as much for the mom as for the baby…
Whether you choose to display it like I did, or you present it in a convenient colorful bag, this Mishloach Manot won’t feel typical. Here is a heartwarming gesture of fondness. A package filled with character, love, and real food that babies and toddlers will very much enjoy.
What’s amazing is that most of these products are Kosher for Passover, so you can keep these treats around, or enjoy them right away.
The adorable mini size Gefen 24 oz. Applesauce
The practical Gefen Squeeze Me applesauce pouches that come in several flavors
The classic Gerber baby puffs
The all-new Gefen Almond Butter puffs
Some little baby toys in matching hues (HABA Snug Up 10" Soft Boy Doll or Girl Doll, Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stacker, The First Years First Keys Infant and Baby Toy). You can get quality toys like the ones I used, or pick up discounted options at your local dollar store. Wrap the larger toys in colorful wrapping paper!
Please note: To fulfill the halachic (Jewish law) obligation of mishloach manot, packages must consist of two different types of ready to eat food. Be sure to send at least one package of this type on Purim day in order to fulfill the mitzvah. For more information, please read All About Mishloach Manot.
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