On To The Nuts.
So, While kinda out of my head with attempting-to-develop pneumonia, I decided that I really wanted roasted, candied nuts. You know, like you get at a ren fair. It's a christmassy thing to do, right? I mean, nuts, cinnamon, heat. That's festive, right?
So I tried it. I used some of the walnuts one of you super cool people sent to me, and got creative. I used:
- Walnut halves and pieces, no shell
- "butter" about 1/4C (really two scoops from the bucket)
- Sugar- 5 heaping tablespoons
- Vanilla- 1 tsp, maybe?
- cinnamon- 1/2 tsp, I think
- salt- just a dash
Just chuck it all in a pan or wok, over low heat, melt the "butter", stir all the time, when the nuts are nicely coated and the sugar is nice and melted, and they taste and smell yummy, you're done. Toss them in dry cinnamon sugar and store them in the fridge if you're not going to eat them right away. Takes maybe 10 minutes.
Seriously, that's it. Just melt and mix. You have to make sure you fill the pan with water after you're done, or the sugar dries to cement-like toughness, but otherwise, magic. You can do it with other nuts too, like whole shelled almonds or pecans. I bet you could even add a bit of booze to the mix. Or, you know, you can buy them already made here-
I had those, ginger tea, and benadryl yesterday. It was a pretty decent day, actually. Today I get to bake cookies (I think). I'll bring Bear tails back tomorrow, and maybe some photos, too.
And, did I mention how much I love my Mommy?
'Cause I do.