Potato chips and popcorn in our fruitcake?
Moses Lake, Washington
November 26, 2017 5:22pm CST
Not really. No, though its fruitcake assembly night. I bought a little bag of potato chips for us workers. I also plan to make a bowl of popcorn cause 3 ounces of potato chips is legally 3 servings but really not much to fill a hungry belly. I chopped three cups of mixed dried fruit, then dates and figs last night. I dumped in raisins and some chopped filberts and slivered almonds and a little candied orange rind. I poured apple cider and honey over all that tasty fruit and nut mix then spooned it together. That sits and soaks until today. So tonight its time for us to mix together butter and grape jam and eggs and a little molasses and spices and wheat flour. Hubby will put buttered waxed paper into pans and bake the cakes in a slow oven. The pans will sit over a pan of water. Kind of like steaming. I found our DVD of The Homecoming. That movie is the pilot for the Waltons. The adults are not the same actors as the folks in the TV series. Great Christmas movie if you haven't seen it. Great drama about family times in the Great Depression. This is the start of our Yule. Maybe I will find some Yule spirit from this traditional evening.
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• Anniston, Alabama
Their is two kinds we make but neither is like yours. I don`t have all of what I put in the refrigerator fruitcake but I already made these in this link
• Moses Lake, Washington
@rebelann You will like it. The first part is priceless; the strong narrator voice as John Boy tugs on their Jersey cow, making old Bossy come in to the barn from the snow, his brothers and sisters trailing along. Oh just good stuff.
• Portland, Connecticut
That sounds like a very nice tradition. I was thinking about steaming my Christmas pudding that I bought from the Vermont Country Store, I love Christmas pudding. I did order a fruitcake from Collins Street Bakery and it will be here by December 8.
• Moses Lake, Washington
@jstory07 We only give fruitcakes to folks who really ask for them cause it takes quite a bit of money and time and effort to make them. My daughter and hubby's uncle have had them in past Christmas's so we'll send them a little one again this time around.
• United States
I have never made a fruitcake. My mom is the only one that enjoys it and she really shouldn't have much because of her being a diabetic. I do pick up a small one to give her in her Christmas basket. She eats it all at once and I know her sugar goes wonky because of it. However, with her being in ill health, I feel it is best to keep her happy while we can.