Monday, December 17, 2012

In The Family

I was lucky enough to inherit a big, crazy clan on the hubby's side. Getting together with them doesn't happen nearly as often as we'd like but hopefully we can raise some cheer over the holidays. God knows there's usually quite a bit of 'cheer' when we get together.

Though I will vouch for the fact these people are just as much fun (and just as accepting) when I'm not drinking, because I've also been thrown at them several times when I've been cleansing. Though I gotta say group dancing at weddings makes a lot more sense when you're drunk than when you're sober. Just FYI.

To mark the holidays, my aunt has emailed everyone her famous Vodka Christmas Cake recipe. I thought I'd share cuz I'm sure I'll be trying this one.  The vodka part anyway.

Subject: Christmas recipe exchange

Hello all,   This is such a busy time of year and I thought I would share with you one of my favorite recipes.   I've had requests for my Vodka Christmas Cake recipe so here goes.  Please keep in your files as I am beginning to get tired of typing this up every year.   Love to all and enjoy the cake.

1 cup sugar
half pound butter
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 ... bottle of Vodka
2 cups dried fruit
4 cups self rising flour

Sample a cup of Vodka to check for quality.  Take a large bowl, check the Vodka again to be sure it is of the highest quality, then repeat again.   Turn on the electric mixer.  Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.  Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and beat again.  At this point it is best to make sure the Vodka is still O.K.   Try another cup just in case.   Turn  off the mixerer thingy.  Break 3 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in a cup of dried fruit.  Pick the fruit up off the floor, wash it and put it in the bowl a piece at a time trying to keep count.   Mix on the turner.  If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewsscriver.  Sample the Vodka to test for tonsisticity .  Next sift 2 cups of salt or something.  Check the Vodka again.  Now shit or shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table.  Add a spoon of sugar or somefink.   What every you can find.  Greash the oven,  turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.  Don't forget to beat off the turner and finally throw the  bowl through the frekin window.   Finish the Vodka and wipe the counter with the freaking cat. 

Have a Jolly Christmas!!!!