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Old 12-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #11
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These are sweet though , originally looooooong ago they did actually have meat in them but evolved over the centuries to a sweet filling only .
I think that is what I remember. The woman I know is a definite food snob. Only makes the original recipe. And it is not a good one.
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So...this 'murcan doesn't know what wassailing is....and whats in a mince pie?

I like how you decorated them with "Texas" stars.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #13
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So...this 'murcan doesn't know what wassailing is....and whats in a mince pie?

I like how you decorated them with "Texas" stars.
It is a custom on New Year's Eve. Each home has a large punch bowl filled with a bit of grog. You go house to house to wish your neighbors a Happy New Year and have a drink of the grog. My husband lived in the lakes district in northern England and his parents went a wassailing every year. When he turned 14, his father thought he was old enough to join in the tradition. They also had family just over the border in Scotland. You couldn't forget them. So off they went to spread the good cheer. After a few years, you learned who had the best grog.

For the mince meat pie take a look.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mince_pie
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Sweet!!! getting hammered with the neighbors sounds like a tradition I like!
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Sweet!!! getting hammered with the neighbors sounds like a tradition I like!
Wassailing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From ye olde days of Merry England.
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I don't think many American's know what wassailing is. My first husband told me and said he was 14 the first time his father took him with him. Very sick the next morning. But I think it is a lovely tradition.
In Virginia, we do. It's popular at Colonial Williamsburg, which most Virginia kids, and others along the southeast coast visit with family or during school field trips. They sell spice kits there, as well as in grocery stores. People serve it at a holiday open house or brunch.

It's actually hot mulled cider - spiced hard apple cider. I've sometimes made it with non-alcoholic apple cider and put out bottles of apple brandy and cinnamon schnapps so people can choose what they like.
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In Virginia, we do. It's popular at Colonial Williamsburg, which most Virginia kids, and others along the southeast coast visit with family or during school field trips. They sell spice kits there, as well as in grocery stores. People serve it at a holiday open house or brunch.

It's actually hot mulled cider - spiced hard apple cider. I've sometimes made it with non-alcoholic apple cider and put out bottles of apple brandy and cinnamon schnapps so people can choose what they like.
It is nice to know the tradition is continuing here.
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Um what makes the stars Texan ?
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Um what makes the stars Texan ?
Texans think all stars displayed singly are Texan, since they call themselves the Lone Star State. It's an affliction they have
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A Muppet explanation of Wassailing:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...58187178,d.b2I
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