Apparently tomorrow will be National Fruitcake Toss Day. Who knew that's even a thing? I happened to hear about it and a quick search revealed an assortment of ways to celebrate. Competitions, community events, and different games to play to get rid of your unwanted fruitcakes.
This year our annual Christmas box from my parents arrived, among the many delicious treats that were packed inside, there was also a fruitcake. We tried to eat it. Really, we did. But it was every bit as awful as most fruitcakes are known to be.
We set it out back for the birds to enjoy.
If I had known that A National Fruitcake Toss was coming up I might have saved it for a little while longer. It could have been a fun addition to our homeschool day.
I was surprised that they even sent a fruitcake, because back during my teenage years our entire family loathed fruitcakes. We always received a lot of them over Christmas and one by one we would quietly get rid of them in various manners, none of which involved actually eating them.
And then one year one of my brothers decided to do something a little more creative with some of the more brick like fruitcakes. He took them and coated them in layers of wood finish until they were glossy and beautiful. They worked quite nicely as bookends and doorstops for a while.
I don't think they still have them, but they were the most enjoyed fruitcakes we ever had.