A Sentiment

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Now Here is the Rest of the Story

This morning as I was doing my post...the power went off for just a second. Of course all the clocks had to be reset and the computers shut down. I was in the middle of writing about some fun beliefs about mince meat. When I got the computer back on....the part that I had added...appeared in red type. Red type on a red background just wouldn't work. I tried everything to get it the same as the rest of my post. Finally after a while of frustration....I just gave up and left the post the way it was and signed my name. Here is the rest of the story.

Some fact and fiction about mince meat.

It has been around since the 11th century..the crusaders brought back spices from the Holy land. Mince pies should have 3 spices in them (ginger, cloves, nutmeg)..to represent the  gifts from the Magi to the baby Jesus.
The Puritans banned them...called them secret pies.
Children left a mince pie out for Father Christmas.
You should make a wish before you eat your first bite.
The pie should be eaten in silence...
Mince meat should be stirred clockwise to bring good luck throughout the new year.
For good luck you should eat a mince pie for each of the 12 days of Christmas.
The pie was made with no top crust for many years....now some put a pastry star on top remembering the star that led to Bethlehem.

I don't know the problem with the type, but I hope it allows me to post this. Maybe it's that old mystery  of the pie made of mincemeat.


Judy said...

I do love mince meat pie--a lot of people don't. I can smell all the wonderful aromas coming from your house.

Blondie's Journal said...

Well, this explains a lot. It's sort of magical! I'm wondering though, what is the meat part, if any? And I'm wondering what it tastes like if you've ever had it.

Very cold here, 17 degrees but the heat is on 71 and we are doing fine. I do need to stock up on some firewood and the Duraflame logs.


Debbie Lynne Malison said...

My parents came over here from England and I grew up with mince pie at the holidays. I do remember the "make a wish" part. I still love it but my kids never developed a taste for it.

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

I am pretty sure that my grandmother made mincemeat pie at christmas for the grandfather but I don't think that us kids liked it or ate it. Maybe we just wanted her cookies more :)