Thursday, December 12, 2013

Advent Calendar: Food Gifts

It's the annual Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories!  I've participated the past four years (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012), but this year, there are some new prompts, and the sequence has changed for some old prompts used in previous years.  For the latter, in some cases I'll simply re-post, while in others, I will link to the older posts, and - when applicable - post about something else that's at least somewhat related.

The prompt for today is:  December 12 – Fruitcake - Friend or Foe?

So what side of the tin are you on? Do you love fruitcake or despise it? Do you have a favorite recipe or favorite kind of fruitcake? If you are in the “no” column, do you politely refuse a gift of fruitcake or do you regift it or even recycle it as a door stop or food for the birds?  Many people are passionate about fruitcake and its role during Christmas time. Tell us all about your like or dislike of fruitcake and your memories of Christmases past.

OK, even when I posted on this topic in the past (2009-2011 and 2012), I talked about OTHER food gifts.  I HATE fruitcake, and people know that well enough not to give it to me!

Here is a picture of another food-related Christmas activity - members of Breathless' family decorating a gingerbread (or graham cracker) house:

Kim, Luke, and one of the twins (Adam/Drew) decorate a gingerbread house, November 27, 2008

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The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history 24 different ways during 24 days in December! Learn more at

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