...while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads...
And now, listen to my solo piano version of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" by Tchaikovsky.
This Christmas I made sugarplums with my husband David. They are delicious.
Here is the recipe.
from Bon Appetite
For about 20 Sugarplums
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 6-ounce package (about 1 1/2 cups) mixed chopped dried fruits with raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 Tablespoons brandy
1/2 teaspoon (scant) ground mace or nutmeg
Line a small baking pan with waxed paper or use paper candy cups. Place 3 tablespoons sugar in small bowl. Finely chop fruits, almonds, brandy and mace or nutmeg in processor until mixture sticks together. Working with 1 rounded teaspoonful at a time, roll mixture into 1/4 to 1-in-diameter balls. Roll fruit balls in sugar in bowl to coat. Arrange in prepared pan or cups, spacing evenly. Let stand at least 15 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover tightly; chill.)