Today I picked up ingredients for my Mom’s infamous fruitcake. Before you shudder, it isn’t like the typical fruitcakes. It is AWEsome. I’ve not made this recipe til this year . . . for years my Mom would make each Christmas season. My Dad & Mom moved this September to an assisted living center, I’m doing the dutiful #1 daughter thing and making this fine masterpiece (it really is) for them and also for someone else I sincerely appreciate and who also mentioned from from the pulpit that he loves “fruitcake”.
I’m going to attempt to finish tonights story with giving only one of the ingredients. Haa, haaa! Let’s see how it goes.
So I am at the store and pick up two key ingredients. The recipe calls for 2#’s of the first item. However when I speak to my Mom, she says even though the recipe says 2#’s she adds 4# plus some. I said, “oh really” and fortunately for me I purchased 16#’s (as I intend to make multiple recipes!). So, I am okay!
Interestingly, if I wouldn’t have asked Mom an unrelated question, I would have only added 2#’s. You see my Mom is one of those cooks, I’m sure you know what I mean. For example, a tad of this and a sprinkle of that until the dough is just right. But 2#’s!
Then for the 2nd ingredient the recipe calls for 4#’s of pecans. At the store I decided to get a 6 packages or a case of pecans. They only had five bags and I asked if they would check in the back. And yes, they brought me the case. And the man who was helping me said “you always have to open the case and make sure the right number of bags are present” and he proceeded to pull out a knive, cut the box and counted the bags. Yes, there were 6 bags in that case.
Though what I found out when I pulled a bag out the case at home, is that I got six bags of walnuts and not pecans (so much for checking the cases, haa, haaa!) So off to the store I go first thing in the morning, fortunately they open at 7 a.m. And I failed to mention I intended to purchase these ingredients for the last four days and haven’t because of the snow and ice we have had recently.
So, I am praying my favorite scripture over the balance of this adventure including . . . no more crazy stuff, home from errands by 11 a.m. and making cake and timing of getting cake into oven and baked before 4:30pm (takes forever to bake) . . . I am believing this cake will turn out . . . far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]— Eph 3:20. Do I hear an Amen?
Will keep you posted and show a picture regardless of how it turn out, haa, haa! I, promise!