Just when you thought your Christmas baking was over, the calendar of national food days has thrown you a curve. Dec. 27 is national fruitcake day, so it's time to wash up the holiday cookware and make another round of dessert.

But don't worry. This recipe is guaranteed to turn this extra chore into an excuse to unwind. Just follow these 5 simple steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Traditional ingredients include dried currants, cranberries and cherries. But you can throw in whatever you have lying around after Christmas dinner - mashed potatoes, turkey gravy Christmas cracker wrappers - whatever you have. Just don't forget the key ingredients: rum and your favorite Christmas strain.

Step 2: Get Frustrated with Your Recipe

You've already baked yourself nearly to death this December. What grinch-hearted monster would do this to you?

Step 3: Throw Out Your Ingredients

Sometimes you have to take a stand against this national-food-day nonsense.

Step 4: Retrieve the Discarded Rum

No need to waste your Christmas spirit.

Step 5: Smoke Your Holiday Stash and Relax

And consider adding a fruitcake boycott to your list of New Year's resolutions.