Monday, December 24, 2007

The anointing of the fruit cake

You know it is Christmas when DGs family pulls out the bottles of booze. No not to deal with the stress, though that has been contemplated, to anoint the fruitcake. Fruitcake is horribly misunderstood and mistreated in this country. It is not really a cake; it is a desert of candied and preserved fruits and nuts. Done well, it is very-very good and should not be ridiculed. DG’s mother has been making fruit cake for about 30 years. Make fun of fruit cake in this house at your own risk. Adding a little extra booze is always a sign that Christmas is upon us. Make sure you have a designated driver before indulging in Mom’s fruit cake.

Merry Christmas,



  1. Ma G's fruitcake is sooooooooooooo good!

  2. "... Fruitcake is horribly misunderstood and mistreated in this country."

    But - some of us understand fruitcake and still don't care for it. *wink*

    (I do have a version of fruitcake bars that I love though - made with a graham cracker mixture instead of flour!)

  3. Fruitcake is good. Take Squirrel, a real fruitcake, but a good Squirrel in all.

  4. I believe if you throw the Squirrel in you must call it mince meat . . .

  5. Anonymous12/26/2007

    There is no meat in mince meat, all the furry creatures are safe. Lots of nuts though!