If you need a last minute snack or treat to bring to a party, try this EASY recipe for FESTIVE NUTS. The kids can help, since it is mostly measuring and stirring. The spices give the nuts a nice tang, and they are not too sweet. You can adjust the sugar to suit your own tastes as well. Try using all kinds of nuts – I used ALMONDS and WALNUTS.
1/3 C sugar, 1/2 t. each of the following: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Set aside.
Now toss the nuts with the sugar-spice mixture until coated.
Spread nuts on a baking sheet, separating them as much as possible.
Let them cool to room temperature. Serve with dried cherries, cranberries, or other dried fruit.
While the nuts are baking – or while you’re EATING them, take a look at some of the ways people around the world celebrate NEW YEAR’S EVE..
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL, and to quote a well-known Vulcan: MAY YOU LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!