Archive | December 17, 2011

Real Hot Buttered Rum from David Wondrich

2 oz Good, Dark Jamaican-style Rum
1 tsp Raw Sugar
3+ oz Boiling Water

Rinse an earthenware mug with boiling water
Add sugar
Pour in an ounce or so of boiling water and stir to dissolve sugar
Add rum, another 2 oz of boiling water, and a hazelnut-sized knob of butter
Grate nutmeg over the top


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Dearest Lesley,

You know that I love you with all of my heart, but there’s something that’s been bothering me these past two decades.  For almost twenty years, I’ve held my tongue and been the dutiful husband, but with the boy now at an age where these thing start to matter, I feel that I must speak my peace.   I’ve also chosen to address this in a public forum, because I value the input of others on such matters.  This isn’t something that affects just our family – no, I suspect the problem to be of almost epidemic proportions.  So, here it is – straight and simple:  Christmas dinner should be celebrated on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day.  That’s just the way it is.

Your Loving Husband


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