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Friday, December 14, 2007

Advent Calendar - December 14, 2007

Fruitcake – Friend or Foe?

Did you like fruitcake? Did your family receive fruitcakes? Have you ever re-gifted fruitcake? Have you ever devised creative uses for fruitcake?

Here is a brief summary of contributions from fellow bloggers and links to their individual posts:

Well, we cross the fruited plain over to Arizona where Colleen presents The Oracle of OMcHodoy: Advent Calendar December 14: Fruitcake posted at The Oracle of OMcHodoy. She tells us that her high school could actually get people to pay money for fruitcake - and that allowed them to buy costumes for plays and more!

Orange you glad we have Randy in our group who bakes up Day 11 - Fruitcake - Friend or foe? posted at Genea-Musings? He doesn't hide his dislike for fruitcake and devises some ingenious uses for it.

There couldn't be fruitcake without a little Apple, right? She boxes up Fruitcake – Friend or Foe? posted at Apple's Tree. Not a big fan as you can tell by the jokes and cartoons she shows us.

Now we'll add a little southern pecan with Terry at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi. We find out first "fruitcake friend" as he brings us Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Day 14 and he reveals Sweetie's famous fruitcake recipe!

Oh no - it's another friend of fruitcake with Becky leaving us with Fruitcake - Friend or Foe? posted at kinexxions. But you'd never know it from her description of the Great Fruitcake Toss - an event held in Colorado each January!

Hear about a "special" fruitcake as Lori presents Fruitcake posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian. This one was so steeped that someone asked for "another glass of that fruitcake."

Bill offers a "spirited fruitcake" of a different sort as he presents West in New England: The Haunted Fruitcake posted at West in New England. Learn about a fruitcake named Margaret and how she was passed from family to family.

Janet is in the "foe" column as she writes in Fruitcake aka Christmas cake posted at Janet the researcher. If received, she would probably serve it up at social hour after church. Note to Janet: "spirited" fruitcake makes for a more social hour.

Stephen serenades us with Love Song to a Fruitcake posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. Don't be fooled by the sweet melody - we can put Steve in the foe column.

Fruitcake is the butt of jokes according to Jessica at Jessica's Genejournal. She tells us so in Fruitcake ....

A friend of fruitcake is Jasia at Creative Gene. In I Love Fruitcakes! she offers us her mother's recipe and advocates a long aging process for the perfect fruitcake.

Diane at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt' offers us a piece of Fruitcake. Another friend of fruitcake, but she devotes most of her post to the English tradition of Christmas pudding.

Finally, I bring to the table A Stollen Recipe at Desination: Austin Family. Learn about a German version of fruitcake that I've made in years past.

Check back tomorrow for more submissions on the next topic: Christmas Grab Bag (basically come up with your own topic!)

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