Tasty recipe for yuletide joy

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Only 11 more days.

There is so much yet to do. Few have the shopping done let alone the wrapping. We still have decorating to do, stringing those lights, arranging those boughs, cleaning that house, creating those bows, selecting the table top decorations, and dressing that tree. There is so much to accomplish and the days just pass by so quickly.

One of the last things we often get to is the baking. Well, some of us anyway. I know folks who have containers already in the freezer awaiting the first batch of company. But some of us try to get everything else done first. I leave it until last because I know if I make anything too far ahead it won’t make it until Christmas.

We all have our favourite recipes. Some are elaborate and others time consuming. I’m all for easy and recently got a couple recipes from Karen at the Seniors Centre. One is for very easy, quick, no bake cookies that use very few ingredients but are so rich and decadent everyone drools over them. The other recipe might have come from the Internet and she hadn’t tried it yet but I thought I might give it a try. Here it is.

Holiday Fruitcake


1 cup sugar

4 large eggs

2 cups dried fruit

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup nuts

1 bottle of whiskey


Sample the whiskey to check for quality. Get a large bowl out. Check whiskey again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level glass and drink it. Repeat. Turn on electric mixer and beat one cup of butter in the large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again. Make sure the whiskey is still OK. Cry another tup. Turn off mither. Beat two legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If fried druit gets stuck in the beatererers pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey and check for tonsisticity. Next sift two cups of salt or something. Check the whiskey again. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon of sugar or whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin 350 degrees. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whiskey again and bo to ged.

Sound pretty good, doesn’t it?




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