Ever crave eggnog after Christmas? Lemonade in February?
How about a big slice of mincemeat pie in March or July?
Not gonna happen. Unless I find an online website with free shipping and wait three weeks.
I can buy oranges from another country in the dead of winter as well as fresh strawberries, lemons and bananas but try to buy a fruitcake in the new year.
Robin reminded me that we can buy peppermints throughout the year but, “no candy canes after Christmas.”
Unless we stock up during a ‘half-off-after-it’s over sale.’
So being the techno-junkie web-savvy person that I think I am, I asked Dr. Google, the know all, see all information guru for a solution to the problem.
After the usual recipes, a listing popped up for this year’s annual Manitou Springs, Colorado Fruitcake Toss Jan 11.
But that was for people who wanted to get rid of their old moldy cakes.
In the dead of winter, people hurl, toss and shoot them out of cannons to see which comes closest to a target.
This festival is similar to the pumpkin chunkin contests with a few more nuts added.
Still craving that mug of eggnog?
According to dairy business experts, the colder the outside temperature, the higher the sales until Christmas when sales fall like a rock.
One major eggnog producer, Dean Foods, has in the past produced an Easter time eggnog for a few cities that, while not a huge seller, reportedly earns a small profit. This spring, Prairie Farms apparently is going to gear up production so I’ll be looking for it.
That leaves mincemeat pie in July.
I thought I saw Robin hiding a jar in the back of the closet.