Friday, November 24, 2006


Recipe of the Month - November

Happy Thanksgiving! This has to be my favorite holiday of the year, because it is the only one that lends itself to lots of cooking and eating! I had a blast this Thanksgiving - the company was quaint and the food was hearty. I cooked with my roommate again this year, and the menu was as follows:

A delicious, tender turkey and giblet gravy(roomie)
Cornbread Dressing (me)
Sweet Potato Souffle' (me)
Macaroni and Cheese (roomie)
Pound Cake (me)
Mixed Greens Salad (guest)
Homemade Cranberry Sauce (me)
Potato Rolls (store)
Sweet Potato Pie (guest)
Mixed Fruit Cheesecake (guest)
Holiday Glazed Nuts
countless bottles of wine and cider

Admittedly, whole meats and anything pasta are a weakness for me. For some reason, I am horrible at boiling pasta! I'm not a fan of macaroni and cheese, and anything I don't eat, I generally don't make. Must be a cook's thing, LOL. Anywho, I've decided to share my recipe for my Holiday Glazed Nuts, which I took from another recipe and modified. They were delicious, and keep well for post-Thanksgiving snacking.

Holiday Glazed Nuts

2 cups of walnuts
1 egg white
3/4 cup of brown sugar
3 tbs of red wine (*the wine cooks away, but apple cider may be substituted)
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of allspice
dash of ground cloves
handful of white granulated sugar

Whisk the egg white in a bowl until frothy. Stir in brown sugar, wine, and spices. Toss in nuts to coat. Spread out nuts on a lightly greased baking pan, and sprinkle with white granulated sugar. Bake for 30-35 min, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and burning. Once removed from the oven, store in an airtight container.

*spiced wine may be used also, in which case you can omit most of the spices.

Enjoy and hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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