She then began telling me that she had to hurry home and get some baking done. OK I jumped into it and asked what she was baking. "Fruitcake...I'm already a little late to have it ready by Christmas. I usually like to let it age longer."
Fruitcake, does anyone ever really eat that stuff, or even know how to make it? And what...age longer? Are you kidding me?
The cute little lady then told me all her secrets about making a good fruitcake. The brand of cherries that taste the best...what other types of fruit...and the best nuts to use. I asked her where she learned to make fruitcake, she said from her mother, who learned from her mother. And she's been making it ever since.
|Fresh Peach Pie with Coconut Crumb Topping...possible pie night candidate|
And then I had an epiphany... If this new friend of mine (and other women like her) hasn't passed on her fruitcake secrets, someday fruitcake may actually become extinct.
So maybe this year instead of Pie Night...I should initiate Fruitcake Night.
Naaaa........maybe not, it doesn't have quite the same appeal! Pie Night is just around the corner, are you ready?