As I’ve mentioned, I don’t want Christmas to be crammed down my consumer’s throat until Thanksgiving is over. But NOW is that time. So, after a thorough house-cleaning, I began decorating for Christmas today.
It made “visions of sugar plums dance in my head.” What exactly is a sugar plum? Is that an English dish, like treacle? (While I’m asking, what the hell is “spotted dick”? If you happen to know about either or both, please comment below.) One would assume that a sugar plum is exactly as advertised, a sugar-coated plum, but given other English dishes (I’m vaguely familiar with “toad in the hole,” too), one can’t be sure. If you’ve tasted a sugar plum, please describe if it’s too sweet or not. Do English writers describe their bums as a sugar plum…? Inquiring minds NEED to know!