We had a great weekend despite 2 girls who were fussy from their shots on Thursday! We had a great dinner with friends Saturday night…..although dinner with a 4 month old, 8 month old, 9 month old, and 2 and a half-year old isn’t quite the same as it used to be before kids:)
I made 2 appetizers for the dinner one I have made many times and one new recipe. Both turned out great and are super easy!
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups pecans
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the spices and set aside.
In a large dry skillet, place the nuts and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Add the butter and cook, stirring, until the nuts begin to darken, about 1 minute. Add the spices, the sugar, water, and the salt and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens and the nuts are glazed, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the nuts to the prepared baking sheet, separating them with a fork. Let the nuts stand until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes.
1 garlic clove
2 cans of artichokes finely chopped
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs
2-4 tsps olive oil
Form mixture into balls. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
And the big weekend event (I know I have no life if this is the big event:))….Grace decided this weekend that Chris and I are no longer Mommy and Daddy, but now Mom and Dad. Just another sign that she is growing up….it made us a little sad!