Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Stocking Up on Christmas Fruit Cake.


















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No, I'm not necessarily talking about your lower intestinal tract. What a glorious day here in the pending kingdom; with a little help from a big piece of home-made fruitcake. There's almost nothing better. The fruit and spices and the tangy rinds and things, wow. I got a reprieve from riding along with an installer today because he's not working. It's a Tuesday and the guy's not working, and I heard a very small child in the background. These are good signs. This guy may have a life going on beyond marriage to his job. Maybe I too can have one. I have to admit, I panicked when I saw "mandatory 6 days a week" on the satellite dish installer job description. That's what you would call a family eliminator.

Making Christmas Fruitcake is one of my traditions. Listening to much contemporary and traditional celtic Christmas music is another.












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Holiday Tip:Don't leave your camera in the car overnight in freezing weather because the lithium batteries will freeze and be ruined.
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Not just one batch but two!
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This is good medication for the hurry and stress of the busy holiday season! It's the recipe from Betty Crocker's Encyclodepia of Cooking. Didn't your mom give you one of those? There is no bad recipe from there.
Gals: Look for a man to marry who has his own chef's table in the kitchen.

Those who have been to my house, if they look closely will see that the piano is no longer in the kitchen.
Let's pray the holiday season quickly passes after leaving a few fond rememberances of celebrating the Lord's birth together.

6 comments:

Rose~ said...

You cook too! You are a man of many talents. I don't think you will be installing satelite dishes today if you got the ice that we did in Ohio. Streets are slippery - I can only imagine what roofs are like.

Todd said...

They give people two holidays off a year and expect you to work all other times. Like the mailman they tell you. They even ask you to work Sundays, but leave it optional. One out of twenty trainees stay with them to actually work for them. So I will offer them either part-time or test the market elsewhere and do it just in the winter. I'm hoping it's a nice part-time skill to have.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Dont you put icing and marzipan on it?

Todd said...

I don't but only to keep down the calorie count. After the cookies are frosted I've dipped it in the left over cookie butter frosting and it's out of this world.

Todd said...

Turns out the trainer I was talking to on the phone to set up a ride-along, that was at home with a small child on a Tuesday, didn't have a life outside of his job at all and had just worked his eighteenth straight day in a row! Yow!

Todd said...

I did forget to try black walnut's in this year's fruit cake. Next year for sure.