Here is a post from last year about this time:
SLICE UP THE FRUITCAKE!
I can't be the only one who always thinks of the lyrics in the Angela Lansbury song "We Need A Little Christmas" from "Mame" whenever I think of fruitcake.
I may be the only one who actually likes a nice slice, however. I always have from the time I was a wee one and my Great Aunt Ruth always sent one along with a fruit basket and those assorted Hickory Farm cheese and meat packs for our family Christmas present. Never cared for the odd shaped cheeses in those packs, but OH! Those circular tins of fruitcake!
Typically, I don't seek fruitcake out until the week after the holidays end. It's not even thought of! Which is funny, but I guess there are so many other good things to eat in the weeks leading up. So it is afterwards that I make a trip to the Christmas treat aisle where I drool over the 50% off good truffles and then find the best fruitcake that is left. SO yummy with a cup of hot tea in the afternoon and just a small amount does the trick to satisfy a sweet tooth.
The reason I am re-posting it? To savor the taste of the fruitcake of last year. I went searching for my fruitcake this past week...and they are gone. All Gone! There is not a fruitcake to be found in Sioux City. So I am just going to try to remember how good it tasted last year. And next year, I won't wait. Another lesson learned. Sigh.