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Harula’s GLADvent Calendar


December 20

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. (Oscar Wilde)

Well, I’d have to say I sure go along with with that quote at Thanksgiving. That is the one day of the year I allow myself to eat whatever is there to eat! And it’s really all those carbs that keep everyone from arguing after dinner. They just don’t have the energy to get their anger on, I ‘spect.

As to Christmas, however, that’s one meal we generally keep light. We get up late, throw cinnamon rolls in the oven, make a pot of coffee, and then open our presents. I stick a ham in the crockpot, make funeral potatoes to cook later, and we all end up taking a nap! Christmas day is very low-key around our house.

But there is one thing I’ve always wondered about having to do with food at Christmas, and that’s what roasted chestnuts taste like! I can honestly say I’ve never had one and I’m dying to know if I’d like them.. 😀

How about you guys? Any of you ever have them? If so, what do they taste like???

phpthumb_generated_thumbnailRoasted Chestnuts

1. Preheat oven to 425°F with rack in the middle.
2. Cut an X in rounded side of each chestnut with a small sharp knife. Roast chestnuts, cut side up, in a shallow baking pan until shells curl away from nutmeats, 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Wrap hot chestnuts in a kitchen towel and squeeze gently to further loosen shells.

(Ooo! They look like mini-brains squeezed out of their shells!!! 😦 )



Picture Source:
Stocking — Harula
Chestnuts — Chowhound