Today was all about being together, gathering ingredients, and having fun together.  Each child eagerly awaited their turn to hold the wooden spoon, around they went making their wish in the Christmas cake, an old family tradition.

I used to spend hours decorating the cake with icing and fancy items, only to have everyone pick and leave the icing off.  So this year I opted to go for a fruit and nut topping that I once tried of a friend of mines, and had the urge to replciate it’s deliciousness.