Thursday, 1 December 2011

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Well December is here,and my preparations have begun. I try and hold off until the first of December as I love the hustle and, the smells and the joy of it all. I got the Christmas Cd's out and blew the dust off them, the fruit and nuts for the Christmas cake are soaking in the spirits (family tradition).The Christmas lights are up and turned them on for the first time tonight or I guess I should say last night as it is 12:28 am.Today I will mix the batter for the cake and add the fruit and nuts and get it baked.Speaking of Christmas cakes I happened on a Christmas cake recipe on the Kinnaird Bagpipes newsletter yesterday, they suggested to share it so here goes:
        Best Ever Christmas Cake
! cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup dried fruit
1 tbsp nuts
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1)Sample whiskey to check for quality
2)Take large bowl,check whiskey again to be sure of it's highest quality. Pour 1 level cup and drink. repeat
3)Turn on electric mixer,beat 1cup of butter in large fluffy bowl,add 1spoontea of sugar and beat again.
4)Make sure the whiskey is still okay,
5)Turn off the mixer, Break 2 large eggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the dried fruit,Mix on turner,If the fruit gets stuck in the beaters, pry it loose with drewscriver.Sample whiskey again to check for tonsisticity.
6)Next sift 2 cups of salt=or something,whoc cares? Check the whiskey.
7)Now sift the lemon juice and strain the nuts,Add one ballspoon of brown sugar,or whatever colour you find.Wix mell Grease the oven,Turn the cake pan to 350 gredees,
8)Don't forget to beat of the turner, throw the bowl out the window, Check the whiskey once again then go to bed.
This was my laugh for the day!
     Now in all seriousness I do have a fun little recipe you maybe familiar with it but I find it does come in handy when company is coming and you can't get to town
After Dinner Mints
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
3Tbps.of butter or margarine
2Tbps of cream or milk
food colouring
peppermint flavouring
mix together and you can roll out in ropes and cut the size you like or I used the icing bag with a star tip. leave out over night to air dry and keep in an airtight container. For something different I made these little sleds out of small candy canes and foil cups.
    My hope during this wonderful time of the year you will make time to enjoy and remember the reason for it all ! Peace be with you!


  1. That one made me laugh all over again! I'm definitely going to try the mints. They look fantastic!

  2. Now this is cute, cute, cute!!! Girl your waaaaay ahead of me.

    We had a wedding a week before Thanksgiving and now I'm just runnin' on slow for Christmas.

    God bless and have a marvelous weekend sweetie!!! :o)