Hey there. Welcome to Live From the Lounge: Bar Snacks Edition. It’s just a little something to tide you over between rounds. Rest assured that Matt and Carol and Ann and John and Double Batch Daddy and I are all preparing our next Lounge Proper, but in this in between time, I want to pop in and share some nibbles with you.
Figgy Pudding - Kind of a Giant chocolate muffin.
Here are some of my thoughts after I made Figgy Puddin' for myself.
Rough chop the figs and dates. Maybe add nuts and/or candied fruits, if you’re into that.
It’s a recipe that’ll make 6-8 servings, not 4. Plan accordingly.
I’m not sure what the deal is with the sauce. That’s a lot of cream and butter and sugar. Feel free to adjust to taste.
Heat the Brandy before the flambe. Make a moat.
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40% off through Christmas Day. Only $30 instead of $50.
I also recommend the The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper. Illustrations by Carson Ellis.
I Recommend the Weekend Edition piece NPR
Link to book on Amazon.
And so the Shortest Day came and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive.
And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us—listen!
All the long echoes, sing the same delight,
This Shortest Day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, feast, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.