Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fruit Cake or Frosty


This is our beloved Christmas Fruitcake that my brothers wife bakes and mails to us each year. We both love it. To keep from eating the whole thing the first week, I slice it in pieces and put two per bag and place in freezer. This keeps me from grabbing a slice every time i go in the kitchen, since it is hard as a rock from the freezer.
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Because I did not want to drive 3 miles to the Post Office OR stand in line at Customer Service at Wal-Mart to buy a book of stamps,
On Dec 28th I ordered 20 US stamps on line because I got a card in the mail that said next day delivery. 

Each day for NINE days, I waited for those stamps. On Jan 6th I waited at the breakfast bar for Bob to  bring in the mail.

He stepped in the door, 

I said "are they here?"

 he said;

"you got a card that says they are at the local post office, waiting for you to pick them up"

WHAT???? 

and he burst into laughter and handed me the stamps.

let me add that the USPS charged me 1.25 for delivery.

do you think I will order stamps again??


My Vanilla Frosty from 2 weeks ago. It sat in the freezer and got to hard, so I sat it in the sunbeam to melt a little and you know the rest of that story.
No, it did not sit in the freezer for 2 weeks, it was in over night only.

28 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

No fruit cake or frosty here! No mail either--too much snow!

Best,
Bonnie

Blackberry Lane said...

That is a delicious looking fruit cake...that is a labor of love with all that fruit/nuts. John likes choc frosty and I like vanilla. For some reason, the vanilla frosty machine is often on the blink!!! Weird!

Lesson learned on the stamps.

EG CameraGirl said...

That fruitcake looks scrumptious. You are smart to divide it into portions to make it last longer.

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY WORD THE USPS CHARGED YOU A FEE WHEN YOU ORDERED THEM ON LINE? GOOD GRIEF. I USED TO ORDER MY VIA A FORM I REC'D IN THE MAIL ONE TIME.
IT IS A POSTAGE PAID FORM THAT TURNS INTO AN ENVELOP. NO CHARGE AT ALL.

BOB IS A FUNNY MAN AND THAT FRUITCAKE LOOKS VERY MOST. MOST THAT I'VE SEEN ARE VERY DRY.
HUGS C

RoeH said...

Oh for crying out loud. That is too funny.

Never been a fruitcake fan but oh my goodness.....my mother and sister would fanatics over them. Oh well. Another one of the million ways in which I was so very different from the both of them.

Mersad said...

Ordering during the holidays is always a mess, I know from experience. Things get lost, delayed, etc. Thankfully you received your stamps in the end.

TexWisGirl said...

the usps needs help...

jackie collins said...

What??? They charged you a fee for delivering stamps?? That is a new one to go in my Pet Peeves folder! I guess we are lucky, we have a small town post office with a great Post Master (I call him PMB - Post Master Bill). It is only a half mile away, has only 125 mailboxes in the building and is open from 8 to 5. PMB is very helpful, funny, and always has the latest around town news!

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

Looks yummy, tempting to eat :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That fruitcake looks delicious.

Michaele said...

I tried the goodies-in-the-freezer trick on myself. Now myself actually prefers frozen goodies over any other kind. : /

S. Etole said...

You make me smile on a regular basis.

SweetMarie said...

I buy our stamps at Publix, easy and fast. :) I sell on ebay and USPS has really raised their prices!

A Quiet Corner said...

I got five fruit cakes for Christmas...I ate...no devoured...one in three days...I love that stuff but my hips do not!!!...:)JP

Betsy Adams said...

Funny story about the stamps. I would have loved to have seen your face when Bob told you that you would have to pick them up at the PO..... Tooooooo Funny. Bob gets a bunch of POINTS for that one!!!!!

Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos said...

oh, that fruit cake looks delicious!

what a great idea...slicing it in pieces and putting two per bag and place in freezer to keep from eating the whole cake- thanks for your tip.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great idea on the fruitcake. I ordered some stamps because I needed the ones for my handkerchief mailings and the lines were just too long during the holiday rush. I didn't even know they made them in vanilla!!!

Ann said...

I haven't had fruitcake in ages but I can relate to slicing a piece off every time you go in the kitchen :)
If it was me I certainly wouldn't order stamps online again and I'm betting you aren't either

Ann said...

I haven't had fruitcake in ages but I can relate to slicing a piece off every time you go in the kitchen :)
If it was me I certainly wouldn't order stamps online again and I'm betting you aren't either

Kathy said...

Don't worry. In another few years there will be no such thing as "stamps"!

magscorner said...

That is the best looking fruit cake I have ever seen. I have never had a homemade one...I bet they are delicious. Your frosty sounds good but it is too cold here for that, my teeth would be chattering. Hugs

George said...

I'm not a big fruitcake fan, but this fruitcake looks absolutely delicious. I am a fan of Wendy's vanilla Frosty however.

SquirrelQueen said...

That's a delicious looking fruitcake. My hubby loves fruitcake but me, not so much.

Bob is quite the trickster, that's funny. The grocery stores here have stamps at checkout. We also have a small post office so the lines are pretty short. I've never tried ordering stamps and after reading your story I won't.

Rose said...

For a while, we got these little forms and could order stamps right from our post office...

diane b said...

I love Bob's sense of humour.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Yummy Fruit cake and frosty. Hilarious episode of postage stamps from US Post :)

Susannah said...

Hi Sandra, Everybody jokes about Fruitcake but my sister and husband beg me every year to make it. It is my great grandmother's recipe. It is so moist and good . I have not made it for the last few years because of the seeds in the raisons and the nuts but they say next year we are making 2 or 3.....a couple of regular and one without the seeds and nuts. Your fruitcake looks so nice......and moist. We put slices in the freezer, too. Happy eating. Nothing better than fruitcake and coffee!

Dee said...

Franks mom used to bake fruit cakes shaped like a loaf pan...Frank sold them where he worked and they went like hot cakes...mom made good money each Christmas...I could not understand why they sold so well because they tasted yucky to me...then i found out she made them with rum...lots of rum :) I thought of ordering stamps on line but since reading your post I think I will just drive up the street and buy them at the post office.