Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Voices in my head

Have you seen that card? The one that says, 'It's the little voices that tell me to go shopping.'

I don't have those voices. The voice in my head says, 'That's a good idea. Why don't you do that?' But what I really need is a little voice that says, 'That's a stupid idea! Don't do that!'

It's our staff lunch on Friday. Our Secret Santa gifts have to be ethical and sustainable: recycled, home-made or fairly-traded, you know the sort of thing. So today I decided I'd make Christmas cake. Instead of one big one, I'm making two small ones: one for my giftee and one for us (us being Husband as he's the only person who likes Christmas cake).

So first of all that meant going out and buying two small tins. But, I tell myself, they'll come in useful again for ... something.

And this time I've actually read the recipe in advance and put the dried fruit to soak. The recipe said to use 3 tablespoons brandy but that didn't look like much for a lot of fruit so I used 4 plus 3 tablespoons rum.

It's not as if I have anything else to do ...


Leslie: said...

That sounds like mighty fine Christmas cake to me! :D

Jay said...

HAHAHA! My Mum would agree with you - she cooks the cake, then injects it with alcohol every few days until it starts leaking.

One does not have a slice of Mum's Christmas cake and drive, not unless one wants to risk prosecution!

I hope your SS isn't teetotal! LOL!

CherryPie said...

The sort of cake you can get drunk on ;-)

Suburbia said...

I always put loads more brandy in (or anything I can get my hands on)than I should. However, how come we always decide to make ourselves more work at this time of the year?!

Anonymous said...

I bought cigarettes in my Secret Santa thing at work... it was hilarious!

Puss-in-Boots said...

That reminds me years ago of my aunt making a Christmas cake. She put so much rum in, I swear we were all drunk for the three days it took to eat it. Best Christmas cake I've ever had...

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