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    Thursday 121312......# 511

    Since so much was made about 12/12/12 I think we should honor the day after.

    So....Let's break out the fruitcake and hot chocolate....I am going to find one before the holiday is over!!!!

    Done!

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    I miss fruitcake, but finding one with no nuts is very hard to do! So I'll have some in here, a good thick slice, please! And I'll put the kettle on for tea if someone would like some chai!
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    I'm in for a cup of tea Karen. Will pass on the fruit cake though, never did care for it.
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    I'm not fond of what most places sell as fruitcake - just loaded with bits of that candied fruit, etc ~ ~ YUK! However, years ago when Sears used to publish a Christmas Wish Book, they carried one that was sinfully delicious. It was a Butter Fruitcake - and was a light golden buttery cake just loaded with walnuts, golden raisins and real cherries - and that was all. It even came in an elegant red and gold tin - and it was quite expensive - but worth every cent. Sure wish I could find one of those again - I'd buy a few and put them in the freezer.

    I just made some hot chocolate. Anyone care for a big mug on this cold day?
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    I'm with Ellie on that fruitcake; I had a similar one at some point that I did enjoy.

    Been a heck of a week - could I have mine with a side of iced vanilla vodka?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    I'm not fond of what most places sell as fruitcake - just loaded with bits of that candied fruit, etc ~ ~ YUK! However, years ago when Sears used to publish a Christmas Wish Book, they carried one that was sinfully delicious. It was a Butter Fruitcake - and was a light golden buttery cake just loaded with walnuts, golden raisins and real cherries - and that was all. It even came in an elegant red and gold tin - and it was quite expensive - but worth every cent. Sure wish I could find one of those again - I'd buy a few and put them in the freezer.

    I just made some hot chocolate. Anyone care for a big mug on this cold day?
    While the company no longer makes that cake for Sears, they apparently sell a similar one - see this article.

    Currently enjoy a nice cup of chai, and willing to share!

    My family made fruitcakes to give as gifts when I was a kid. We all had "jobs" as part of the process. My older brother's job was to shell the Brazil nuts, my job was then to take each one, stuff it inside a dried date, and then roll that in sugar - and NOT eat it! It then got placed in a bowl, and I don't know what the other steps were in the assembly process, but Grandma, Ma, Pa and my big sister also had roles, I think my sister did something with hazelnuts that also went in. Once they were baked, they were stored in a cupboard, and brushed with brandy I think it was, carefully once a day by my mother, and recovered with a cheesecloth. Sometimes there would be one fruitcake left over, which we all got to share, it was yummy yummy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    While the company no longer makes that cake for Sears, they apparently sell a similar one - see this article.
    WOW - thanks for that info, Karen. I checked out that site, and 2 of the fruit cakes are very similar to the cakes from Sears. And of course they are even more expensive than when I used to buy them, but I'll probably buy one of the smaller ones anyway.
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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