Friday, December 4, 2009
More Work -but in a good way
Daddy has finally finished (more or less) his mobile seed cleaner. He's waiting for a couple more pieces and needs another trip to Home Depot. But most of the big work is done. I think he will be glad when it's over, I think it has taken a lot more fiddling than he anticipated.
Grandma, Ella and I got busy yesterday and finally got our fruitcake and Christmas pudding made. My fruitcake isn't the one everyone jokes about. People love my cake. Unlike most, it actually has cake to it, not just fruit! It's my Great Grandma's recipe but my Mom and Grandma never made it -they only bake when they have to, they don't love it like I do. I should get a pound of butter out of the freezer and get my shortbread made too, they taste better if they age a few weeks. My Grandma Rees would be so pleased with me, she loved to bake and was famous for her shortbread and butter tarts. I couldn't find her shortbread recipe after she died, but I do have her handwritten butter tart recipe. I think it's maybe our shared German heritage that makes/made Grandma Rees and I go crazy for cookies and tarts at Christmas (on top of the meal of course), where as my Mom and Grandma Johnson, being English, focus on the meal and the pies/Christmas cake and pudding.