Mmmm, fruitcake is so good. :)
- 5Dec 27, '13 by brian, ADN AdminEverything tastes so much better when in school. What food have you eaten while in school (past or present) that you would never touch outside of school?
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- 8Dec 27, '13 by SopranoKrisI admit it...I eat Cup o' Noodles. High in sodium and all sorts of bad for you. But it's a cheap lunch and with the high cost of school, books, fees, supplies, etc., I have to save where I can. Why can't healthy food be cheaper?
- 3Dec 27, '13 by sueallNeed we even mention the ultimate two-dollars-in-the-bank-account staple, Ramen Noodles? One of my classmates used to eat the stuff straight out of the package. Or she'd plop it into a cup of tap water, let it sit a couple minutes, then slurp the mess down.
I'd rather eat fruitcake!
- 6Dec 28, '13 by imintroubleQuote from VivaLasViejasI like fruitcake. My husband buys one for me every year at Christmas. Not the Walgreens grade of cake, but as Mulan posted, the good stuff you get at bakeries.NOTHING could make fruitcake taste good.
Another plus is, I never have to worry about sharing, as nobody likes it but me. Yay!!
- 5Dec 28, '13 by NurseDirtyBirdQuote from sueallIt was the Pennsylvania Dutch who brought cake to the U.S. Way back in the day (18th-19th centuries), the cakes you would find in someone's home were usually made with fruit and aged with liquor, like the fruitcakes we re-gift today. Since there was no refrigeration, buttercream wasn't terribly popular, so a cake that could stand the test of time, like one preserved with alcohol, was preferred. Also, cakes were pretty heavy (like fruitcake) before about the mid 19th century, because baking powder/soda wasn't around or affordable for "regular" people - usually the rich were able to afford this.Every year my family gets me this incredible fruitcake confection made by the Amish in Elkhart, Indiana. And every year I make it disappear in . . . oh, minus five seconds.
Hmmmm. I wonder if anyone is hiring in Elkhart. . .
There were of course, cakes leavened with egg whites (angel food) and shortcake, but these of course were also usually eaten with fruit.
Can you tell I love cake?
- 1Dec 29, '13 by SandrionI lost all my hair at the end of nursing school. I had to wear a wig for the pinning ceremony, just to tell you. I could not believe it, but I knew why I wanted to be a nurse in the first place. So, nursing school comes with the bad and the good. Thank God I made it.