Sunday, December 31, 2006

the Gift of the Magi

I bet this isn't what you had in mind when you read, "the Gift of the Magi". As you may already know, the Magi are the three wisemen who took presents to baby Jesus. You can read the popular story written by O. Henry here. As you may have already guessed, this bread wasn't one of the gifts. This bread pictured above, is called The Gift of the Magi Bread. Clever name and all, but I received this "gift" and I have to say, it isn't a very wise gift. I know, you probably all think I'm a jerk because it's the thought that counts, or maybe some of you out there love this bread, but I thought that it was fruit cake taken to a whole new level. As previously blogged, I told you about my granny's mayonnaise cake. I thought that was bad, but I would eat that sooner than I would eat this. Look at the ingredients here. So it's basically a glorified banana bread. Honestly, I do appreciate the gift. One of the things I miss the most about living in the university's married student housing is all the gifts and treats we received, especially at Christmas time, from around the world. I tried this bread to be polite, and I was hoping that it would suit me, but as it turns out, it got put on my list of top 10 worst things I've ever eaten. Somewhere between baked quiche with metal flavoring, and octopus jerky. I wish I had a picture of our mangled gift of the magi. This picture almost makes the bread look good.
mandarin oranges-good
flaked coconut-good
semisweet chocolate chips-good
sliced almonds-good
maraschino cherries-Uhm, not so good