Friday, December 12, 2008
One of our Christmas traditions is Dan's Rum Cake. Well, not Rum Cake, but Rrrr-um! Cake. If you are a fan of the Dick VanDyke Show, apparently that is where the tradition originated. I remember watching episodes of the show with Laura and Rob Petrie. But for Dan's family, the show is part of their culture. And the RrruM!Cake episode still sends them into gales of laughter.
T.V. aside, these little loaves are loaded with holiday cheer. Dan makes a batch every year. One evening earlier this week, the kitchen was filled with the most heavenly aroma as he slaved away. And then, the next day, he and the kids went off to work/school, and left all the little cakes sitting in the kitchen, wrapped up and awaiting their fate. And, wouldn't you know, by the time he got home that night, one of the little suckers had escaped? It was too much for me. Everytime I went into the kitchen, the little bugger was calling my name. So, I ate him.