OK folks, this is going to be a quick post because I am beat. Beyond beat. We’re 0 for 3 this week … The Husband has a sprained knee, I went to the doctor today and have tonsillitis and Nicholas is still suffering through bronchitis. Never a dull moment in the Sweetnicks household, but ’tis the season. ;) Now onto food for a minute…
Although I am fully taking the time to enjoy Thanksgiving (no blithely skipping past holidays here!), this is the time of year where I start looking for gift giving ideas, particularly the small homemade food sort that I can give to neighbors, mailman, teachers, UPS guy, etc. I came across a recipe yesterday for Maple-Glazed Walnuts from Ellie Krieger of FoodTV Network. It took just seconds to whip up a batch last night and would look very cute in a small glass jar with a mini spoon attached, bedecked with festive ribbons. I’m looking for a nut recipe that’s more to the crunchy side, and this isn’t, but this one is perfect for serving over ice cream. For a simple gift idea, buy a set of four pretty ice cream dishes, a container of jimmies and make a batch of these and package it up nicely in a basket with a big festive napking. Easy, right?
A year ago today … sigh … still vacation, and given the torrential downpours we’re having tonight, Bermuda is looking mighty fine.
Ellie’s Maple-Glazed Walnuts
Makes 2 cups
2 cups halved walnuts
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat dry skillet over medium-high heat. Add ingredients and stir frequently until syrup is caramelized and nuts are toasted, about 3 minutes. Let cool and pack in a pretty jar or gift box.