Friends and Almonds

My weekend has been filled with friends and good times!

I am one lucky lady, folks. One lucky lady. (And the husband’s not too bad either.)

My friend, Sami Jo, over at samiwaslike, came over from New York to visit her hometown, family and friends.

Every time Sami Jo comes to town, we hang out, even if it is just for an hour or so. We don’t have time to spend the day together, but we have enough time to get caught up with what’s going on in each other’s lives.

Really, what else should we do? Go to the zoo? (Actually, that sounds pretty fun… :) )

Friday night I spent having a good time with friends. And, today, I saw my Pharmacy friend and my grandparents and Sam Jam!

What a wonderful weekend :)

(Side Note: I also saw Ashley early this morning. She needed my help, and, might I say, I’m glad she called me. I like being helpful! What are good friends for?)

Well, I said something about almonds…

A few Dillon’s trips ago, I bought a bag of shelled almonds. The sign said $2.99, and I was like: “Score!” Of course, at the check out, the woman rang them up as $5.99, and I was like: “Oh, no, no!” I corrected the issue quickly. She changed the price. I love managers.

Anyway… bag of almonds, right… Husband was not keen on the fact that the almonds were plain. Neither was I, but I was going to slice them (somehow) and put them in cereal.

Since that was a no-go, I decided to attempt to honey-roast them, and this is what I turned up with…

Blah…

honey roasted almond recipeto “Yum!”

Honey Roasted Almonds
(adapted from Cooks.com)
Ingredients

  • 3 cups Raw Almonds
  • 3 tablespoons Honey (Honestly, I have no idea how much honey I used. I just squeezed a lot in. How do you measure sticky stuff anyway?!)
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 3 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Sugar (When preparing this recipe, I thought this said, 1/4 teaspoon, for some reason, and my almonds do not have nearly as much sugar as they should.)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • dash of cayenne pepper (I added this for kick!)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the almonds on a baking sheet and in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. (If the almonds are already roasted, skip this step.)

Set the almonds aside and let cool.

In a medium sized sauce pan add the honey, water and oil. Bring to a boil and add the almonds. Stir around for a few minutes, until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the nuts.

Transfer into a medium bowl and toss with the sugar (oops!), salt and cayenne. Spread back on the baking sheet with wax paper, let cool.

After the nuts dry a bit, and they’ll be sticky, they don’t taste too bad. Could have used a tad more sugar, I think. ;)

The nuts taste good with a cold bottle of Blue Moon…

Blue Moon Belgium WhiteSo did Dinner Tonight: Something Like a Philly Sandwiches

Have a good weekend with friends!

It’s not a question, it’s an order ;)

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