Did you peek? Yes, that famous fruitcake that most people avoid like the plague. But I'm one of the few that love it, (my recipe) and look forward to it each year. I freeze most of it, and it will last me for several months. Now tell me honestly...doesn't it look good? ~~Ready to go in the oven ~~
My dearest has "two" birthdays. His legal birthday (11/14/1937) and his celebrated birthday (12/14/1937) Seventy nine this year. Celebrating with steak and eggs.
When he applied for his Social Security at 65 they required a copy of his birth certificate, which we didn't have. We requested a copy from the County Records in Cincinnati, OH. When it came back it showed his birth date as November 14, 1937. His mother said it was December 14 and she should know she was there. But that's not the end of the story. When he was born he was a premy and weighed a little over 2 1/2 pounds and was in the hospital the first month of his life. Either they made a mistake on the certificate, or Don's mom brought him home on December 14th and that was the date she always told him was his Birthday.
So on legal documents, it's November, but we still celebrate it as he have for his whole life on Dec. 14.
Our daughter Julie, and our granddaughter, Monica who was 21 on December 15th took Grandpa and myself out to breakfast to celebrate both Special Days.
Now does that look better than "fruitcake"?
Oh how about strawberry crepes?
How do you feel about fruitcake? Yes or No?