The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. htownkev

    htownkev GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I like fruitcake.

  2. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’d send it back too.

  3. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    …who’s the bigger fool, the fool or the fool who follows those fools!

  4. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I would never have guessed the Penny’s would be the trend setters of Crustwood.

  5. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Get a load of the ‘Round the World’ Fruitcake! Oh, how apropos!

  6. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    Keeping up with Pennys – and I thought I had no life!

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Cap’n…. you callin’ us fools?

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, gee, Ma.
    Wonder how they all figured out where you got it.


    Actually, I suspect that none of them even opened it not because they all hate fruitcake,
    but because they all know the kind of places Ma shops….


    They were rightfully afraid to taste Dollar Store fruitcake.

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I love good fruitcake.

    That said… in the last few years I’ve tasted fruitcakes ordered by a relative from what used to be reputable places, even famous ones… monks in the south, famous fruit or cheese companies.


    She keeps trying a different one or two every year.

    Frightfully overpriced… I’d never order one…
    they’ve nonetheless all gone downhill.


    But the ones I make, when I can, and the ones she made when she still could, are great…. if I say so myself.


    And I eagerly await the smallish English Christmas cake a friend makes me every year.

    Mine is good too but hers is better. Wonderful stuff.

  10. ekw

    ekw said, over 1 year ago

    Radish gets jokes.

  11. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    A couple years ago our boss gave everyone fruitcakes. I tried mine, reluctantly after all the stories, it was good.
    It was more than good. I scarfed that thing down like it was 20 Dec 2012. I wanted more. I’d pretend that I hated fruitcake so much that people would re-gift me theirs’ just for a laugh. I tossed my Monty Python dvds so I could hide thinly sliced fruitcake in the box set.
    My Fruitcake Jones got so bad I finally had to join Fruitcakes Anonymous.

  12. finale

    finale said, over 1 year ago

    @x_Tech

    I knew there was a raeson to come here…..have you tried a splash of Myers Rum (or any really dark rum) on the slice? Don’t even have to Flambe’ (unless you want to impress people-but have a fire extinguisher handy if you’re on your 4th or 5th slice)

  13. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I made some really good ones one year and managed to find tins to ship them in. I asked my kids last year if they remember, and they do NOT, so I’m guessing they never tried them. I used the recipe from Diana and Charles’ wedding cake but baked them in October and wrapped in foil in tins. Every week I took each out and spiked one side with various rum and brandy I had in the house (at least once it WAS Meyers). The following week I turned over and spiked opposite side. Continued that until I shipped them, but not before decorating with poinsettias and holly that I made from my marzipan recipe.
    All that effort and they don’t remember! As I said they probably thought “fruit cake” and never even sliced it. Last time I bother with that!

  14. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @htownkev

    Me too. Yum. My daughter likes it too. We get two each year and never have to worry about sharing it!

  15. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I was prepared to think that Ma had undergone an alien abduction when she bought fruitcake—very expensive—until Susan reminded me that she had probably gotten those from the Dollar store (and the Eisenhower Administration!)

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