December 14 - Fruitcake – Friend or Foe? Did you like fruitcake? Did your family receive fruitcakes? Have you ever re-gifted fruitcake? Have you ever devised creative uses for fruitcake?
Well as far as I know only my great Aunt Agnes liked fruit cakes. I can eat a very small slice now and then but I much prefer cookies. If my dad got a holiday fruitcake from one of his business associates, we would try to pass it along to Aunt Agnes. Fruitcake must be good for you as she was 93 when she passed on.
I think fruitcakes are perfectly made to re-gift. If you get one, I say pass it along. We once tried to see how long a fruitcake would last. We shuffled it back and forth between family members for a couple of years. Needless to say no one would volunteer to eat a piece of it, even though it looked like the day it was made for the most part. Right now I think my son-in-law has the latest fruitcake that we are passing around.
As far as I know there is no fruit cake in my house. But this post may inspire a mailing.