Tuesday, October 20, 2009
October 20 – Brandied Fruit Day
1. You cannot buy liquor in a normal store in WA – only in a liquor store
2. According to the brandied fruit recipes I saw I was supposed to be letting my fruit sit in brandy for the past few weeks and I am supposed to pour it over something else, like meat or something – not just eat it plain! Oops.
Thanks to the nice man at Walgreen’s I found a liquor store…actually not too far from my house so that was great! I bought 50ML of brandy and my apple slices are currently soaking in it. I am not sure if I am supposed to slice the apple before I put it in, or do I put the whole apple in…this day is opening up a whole new world to me! I guess we will see when Jared and I eat our slices that have been soaking in brandy for 3.5 hours.
I am planning on this not being a pleasant experience. I don’t really like alcohol in the first place, apples are ok but nothing to get excited about, and just thinking about the combination makes me feel like I am going to hate it more then drinking cough medicine as a child. (Which I refuse to do now, I would just rather be sick then drink that stuff!) Next, year I will have to plan well in advance for this day and begin soaking my fruit. So here we go….celebrating National Brandied Fruit Day! Cheers!
3 hours later:
So Jared got home from school and said, “Usually people put this over ice cream or meat or something.” - Would have been nice to know BEFORE tonight! I really just thought that people ate fruit in brandy…obviously I have no idea what I am doing! I was picturing people scooping out fruit from a bowl of brandy at a party; sticking them with little toothpicks…this is not the case.
This is not something I would recommend…