Thursday, 12 January 2017
Amaryllis and Fruit Cake
I'm thrilled that my first Amaryllis is blooming! Two flowers and another bud is forming. My sister sent me info on what to do after it finishes blooming and I'm going to see if I can get it to stay healthy and maybe even bloom next year again.
My DIL passed on a bag of dried apricots and half a bag of light raisins, both were a year past their best-before date. I have no qualms about using something like dried fruit that is old. None of it was even a bit shrivelled. I soaked them briefly in some Rum left over from eggnog season, added some glaced fruit that I had stocked up on before Christmas and this fruit cake is the result. Both my DH and I are very fond of fruit cake. Never have understood all the jokes that people make about it.
Besides baking I cleaned the pantry where I keep casseroles and pots and pans. Decided which I would put in the thrift store box and now my cupboard is very neat.
That was my Thursday. Hope you had a productive day too.
Thanks for coming by,