Christmas Pudding making time
in Granny's house.
My Granny makes a very large Christmas pudding, because every one loves it except me.
She soaks the fruit in 1/2 a bottle of brandy for 3 weeks before we have the big making day.
Granny says the tradition is to make a wish when you stir the Christmas pudding.
Well!!! it was my job to stir, so I had lots of wishes. Like...( Will this pudding turn into a honey pudding. ) Because I had to stir all the time I saw what went in it. Butter, sugar, spice, lots of brandied fruit, a very little bit of flour and bread crumbs, and MONEY... Money instead of honey.
(WHERE IS THE HONEY)
There was no honey to be seen any where. Granny said I would like it. Well I tell you I think NO!!!
She put all the mixture into a big piece of calico and tied it up with a string.
"Question for you Granny, where is the cake tin or pudding tin????"
She tells me in our family we have been making this pudding for 4 generations, and you don't have a tin.
Well that pudding boiled for 7 hours and it was 35 deg. out side, so it made our kitchen very hot.
When Granny lifted it out the pot to hang up, she kept grunting because it was so heavy.
I think her muscles are slipping down to her hips.
Well it is all made and ready for Christmas dinner.
"Will you make a honey one for me Granny."
She says she will think about it.
That means yes...
At least I had toast with lashings of honey and peanut butter for supper.
See you next week.
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My thought for the day.
"It's amazing how much work is accomplished
when know one worries about who gets the credit."S.