As promised, here are the answers to the Christmas Food quiz:
1. According to legend, this red and white confection was bent into the shape of a shepherd’s crook.
a. Candy cane
2. Norwegian-Americans commonly serve this lye-soaked fish at Christmas.
3. British tradition says that eating these during the twelve days of Christmas will bring happiness throughout the next year.
b. Mincemeat tarts
4. This Italian cake is dome-shaped and symbolic of Milan.
5. Eggnog is milk, egg, sugar and spices and may have which spirit added?
d. Any of the above
6. This Venezuelan Christmas dish is made with beef, pork, capers, raisins, and olives, and cornmeal and wrapped in a banana leaf.
7. Which of these are wines that are blended with spices. They are also known as mulled wines.
d. All of the above
8. These unleavened wafers are served at Christmas Eve Vigil in eastern Europe.
9. This heavy cake is made from fruits and candy soaked in rum.
10. This Christmas dish is made with suet, alcohol, dried fruit, and may have coins or tokens added.
a. Plum pudding
So how did you do? I thought this was an easy quiz but Carole (see comments on original post) did not find it easy.
Update on my Heavy Hearted post, my friend passed away quietly about noon yesterday. Her illness lasted only two months so her friends are taking comfort from the fact she did not have to suffer for a long time. Her birthday is December 31 so please keep her twin in your thoughts that day. I’m sure it will be a difficult one for her.