in case you didn’t notice, I spent Family Day with my handsome and ‘bread maker” yesterday. May I say the smells in this house were off the chart. It was also a day to connect with two of our five children (they’ll love that). All in all, a great day.
Now to get on to today’s work. I am sure we all have a bad/good habit at night while watching the television and that is to snack on all the wrong things. Try these…
Chili Lime Nuts
- (yup, they are spicy)
- 1 cup each of blanched raw peanuts, raw cashews and pecan halves
- 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
- finely grated zest of two limes
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. crushed red chilies
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- generous pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine all the nuts in a bowl. In a small saucepan combine the remaining ingredients and stir over medium heat until the sugar has melted. Drizzle this over the nuts and spread them out in a single layer. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove.
Leave on the pan..stop! don’t sample just yet. Let them cool completely before putting into jars with a lid. Refrigerate and then at night (or lunch/breakfast)…okay- any time, put some in a small bowl and munch away!.
See how good I am to you?