Purim is one of my favorite holidays. There are no specific religious restrictions or long hours sitting in the synagogue--the only requirements are to hear Megilat Esther, to share gifts of food/Mishloach Manot, give to the poor/Matanot L'evyonim and to have a festive meal/Seudat Purim.
Just like with Thanksgiving, I go all out with Purim every year, which requires a lot of advance planning and prep-work. To give you a heads up, I'm sharing my menu more than a week in advance.
Franks in Blankets
Guacamole. Hummus, chips, olives, carrots
BUFFET IN PANTRY
Roast Turkey with Gravy & Cranberry Sauce
Short Ribs in Orange-Ginger Hoisin Sauce
Roasted Vegetables: asparagus, beets, peppers, yellow squash
Roasted potatoes and red onions