Tuesday, December 6, 2011

EVENT: 2011 Advent Tour

This is my fifth year participating in the Virtual Advent Blog Tour. Here's a little recap of my past editions:

In 2010, I took a humorous look at some local events on Prince Edward Island.
In 2009, we played 'guess the carol'
In 2008, I played a game of 'guess the movie', and my favorite Christmas picture ever.
In 2007, it was the original 'guess the carol' game, with your vocabulary tested, and my whipped shortbread cookie recipe.

Well, I guess I like some guessing games! I wasn't feeling as creative this year, so instead, I will offer a recipe for fruitcake. I find as I get older, I am enjoying fruitcake more. This one is very delicious!

My Grandmother's Fruitcake Recipe
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups dried fruit
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 8 oz nuts
  • 1 full bottle of Irish whiskey  (or Scotch if you really prefer)
  1. Sample the whiskey to check for quality
  2. Take a large bowl
  3. Sample the whiskey again to be sure it is of the highest quality
  4. Pour 1 level cup and drink. Repeat
  5. Turn on the electric mixer
  6. Beat a cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl
  7. Adda teaspoon of sugar and beat again
  8. Make sure the whiskey is still OK
  9. Cry another tup
  10. Turn off the mixerer
  11. Break two legs and add tot he bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit
  12. Mix on the turnerer
  13. If the fried druit gets stuck in the turnerers, pry it loose with a drewscriver
  14. Try the whiskey again to check for tonsisticity
  15. Next, sift two cups of salt or something
  16. Who cares, check the whiskey, now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts
  17. Add - One table - Spoon
  18. Of sugar or something
  19. Whatever you can find
  20. Grease the oven
  21. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees
  22. Don't forget to beat off the turner
  23. Throw the bowl out the window
  24. Chick the whiskey again
  25. Go to bed
  26. Who likes fruitcake anyway
My grandmother actually sent me this recipe many years ago.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holiday! I hope you all find a lovely book to read under the tree.

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  1. Ha! I've seen a variation of this before, but it still never fails to make me laugh. Thanks for helping me start my day (and Christmas season) off right.

  2. lol This is a lot of fun! Thanks for participating again this year!

  3. Ha! That's a fabulous recipe. I'll have to send it to my boyfriend, who is a huge fan of whiskey.

  4. Ha! How cool that your grandmother actually sent you that!

    Thanks again for your support in this and previous years! We really appreciate it!

  5. sprite - my pleasure! Enjoy the season

    kailana- thanks for hosting again this year

    court - glad you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas!

    marg - I know, and she wrote on it how great the cake was! thanks for hosting again, I'm liking your quotes from books about Christmas

  6. Too cute! I like the fruit cake recipe; I might have to try it myself! As I was reading the ingredients for it, I thought "wow, that's a lot of alcohol" until I read the directions on putting it together, then I got a good laugh!

    I truly do like a good fruit cake if it is moist and not dry!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!


  7. That's a fruitcake recipe I could use!

    My Mother-in-law makes 2 different kinds of fruitcake every year. Her boys love it. I can't stand the stuff.

  8. That does seem like a rather tasty recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Also - I would love to see you when I'm home over the holidays! Are you free any time during the 19-22?

  9. I've never tried fruit cake--but your recipe has a lot of good things in it. Merry Christmas to you. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  10. betty - for a few years, everytime I'd find that recipe in my recipe box, I'd start reading it for real, then I'd laugh that my grandmother sent me it! Merry Christmas to you too!

    chris - thank heavens the m.i.l. makes it for them, so you don't have to!

    amy - I think the 20th is the only night I have something (ringette game in Summerside). Keep in touch - hopefully we can make it work.

    kaye - thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas to you as well.

  11. it's not Christmas without whiskey... ha!


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