Thursday, January 1, 2009
We went over to Robert & Rachel's home last night, where they had a party for about ten of their friends. They asked everyone to bring a dish to pass, and about an hour before we went, I found this recipe for Sugar & Spice Candied Nuts. I had all the ingredients on hand and just a bit of time, so I started making a batch, thinking they'd be perfect. Well, I got to the point where I was measuring in the spices, and in went the cinnamon. And then I stopped. And groaned. You see, our friend Rachel is VERY ALLERGIC to cinnamon! I couldn't bring these into their house! As the cinnamon was already mixed in, I went ahead and finished the batch. And they are terrific! We will definitely be enjoying these for a few days! Nice and crunchy, salty-sweet, and honestly, pretty healthy. I ended up slicing some Cranberry Orange Shortbread cookies I had ready in the freezer, and brought those instead. It was a fun night of visiting with friends, eating, and playing games. Happy New Year!