Today I was off and spent the day getting the rest of the Christmas cooking done.
WARNING....the pictures that follow could be hazardous to you health ;o)
Each Christmas, I make Candied Pecans and give them to all the family. I thought I'd share the recipe, which is quite easy!
(Be sure to click on photo to enlarge and see ALL THE SUGAR!!)
1 egg white
1 Tbl. water
1 Tbl. vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Lb. pecans
Preheat Oven to 250 degrees
Grease a Jelly Roll Pan
Whip egg white, water and vanilla until frothy.
Put pecans into egg white mixture and stir to coat pecans.
Mix sugar and salt in a seperate bowl.
Pour eggwashed pecans into sugar mixture and stir to coat.
Spread coated pecans onto greased jelly roll pan.
Baked in preheated oven for 1 hour, stiring every 15 minutes.
ALLOW TO COOL and ENJOY!!
I also made a large batch of Snickerdoodle Cookies. Traditionally, the cookie dough is rolled in cinnamon-sugar before it is baked.
While I made some in the traditional way, I rolled the rest in colored sugar.
The Grandchildren really like the colored sugar cookies!!
Afterall, that's the only reason I am baking cookies...
It's all about the Grandchildren ;o)))
I also had a pot of lentil soup going in the crockpot and a loaf of whole wheat pumpkin seed bread going in the bread machine. When I looked around the kitchen, I realized I am going to have to be a little more organized in the kitchen once we started full-timing. I tend to get everything dirty and then clean up.
Don't think I will have room for all this mess!!