Monday, November 10, 2008

In the Vintage Kitchen: Salted Nuts


We generally put together a package of goodies and mail it out to Giles on Mondays--today we packed the last one until next year! He arrives home in ten days and stays til early January.

I wanted something lightweight and savory and found a recipe in a 1940s cookbook for Salted Nuts. I used a pound of almonds, 2 t. olive oil, 2 T. Worcestershire sauce, and a lot of salt.


I also did a quick batch of chocolate chip cookies because too many snacks is better than too few, you know?

21 comments:

Hannah said...

those look really good. i love nuts. and for sure, too many is better than too few!

I'm Hannah, by the way! I love your blog.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

What a lucky guy! Those look delicious.

Rain said...

I bet you are thrilled that Giles will be home soon for a good long break!

Trudy said...

I can only imagine how much he looks forward to a taste of home in those care packages. Very sweet.

Polly said...

Take it from someone who only got one care package in 4 years of college: he's a lucky lad!!! I'm sure he appreciates the delicious goodies, and I like that you've worked it into your routine.

Tracy said...

I just did salted spiced almonds for myself yesterday. Boy they are good!

Giles will be the envy of all his mates, I'm sure.

Michele said...

It's a good way to mark off the days till your first baby comes back home, isn't it? =) Welcome home, Giles!

Sally said...

I was just wondering today when reading your blog if Giles would be coming home soon. I'm sure his care packages are a highlight of his week -- a little taste of home!

I saute pecans in butter, salt, and garlic and keep them in the freezer at all times for our salads. I grew up with pecan trees all over our yard, so for me that's a taste of home.

AmysZoo said...

This looks like a perfect recipe for my husband! We are preparing care packages for him as he is serving with the Navy in Afghanistan. He loves almonds and I love finding something I can make "homemade" that will travel well :). Blessings on your reunion with your son!

*emilie* said...

oh that looks great. i've only ever made sweet nuts, caramelised or with powdered chocolate on them. thank you !

AnnMarie said...

How many weeks is the semester? Seems like he left in mid september. Even my university is only 14 weeks long and it starts after labor day and runs till mid december. But then, if you don't take interim, you are off till Feb, so maybe it all works out. I"ve just never heard of a univ that ends in mid Nov!

Mod Girl said...

Who's counting the days?! All of you, I'm sure. Won't the holidays be extra sweet this year.

Meg said...

When snacking, it's always good to balance the salty with the sweet ;)

botanyhead said...

Those look delish. I hope his visit home is really warm and lovely. Giles is such a great name by the way. I look forward to being able to send my college attending children care packages.

Kimmie said...

What a sweet Mama you are ....I am sure this will be a warm up appetizer for his coming break eating adventures at home.

The nuts sound yummy, I never would have thought to add worcestershire sauce.

bless you!(*ps-my first natural hair care book for Little Beauty arrived last night...thank you for the tip to it! It was fun to finger through and imagine me actually doing her beautiful African hair!)

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Mrs. M said...

These look very good, I'll have to give these a try! Mrs. M

gina said...

looks so wonderful. i loved getting packages in college. my aunt always sent them to me, with enough to share and they were fantastic!

Kim said...

Giles will enjoy that treat, I'm sure. What a lucky guy to get gifts each week. I bet it's speaks volumes to the other students how much love is in your family.

I've been wondering how he's been for awhile but hesitated to ask.

I'm sure he's doing well with his studies at college. Although he probably misses the family greatly.

Kim

Anna said...

Thanks for asking about Giles! He's on the quarter system at SCAD, so he has one 10-week term before Christmas, and two after. Summer is the fourth term.

He immediately made many good friends and has worked with many of them on their own creative projects. I look forward to sharing some of his photography here when he gets home.

He's getting excellent grades, and he misses the food at home!

Linda said...

I have fond memories of care packages from home. He must love receiving yours.
Glad he will soon be home. The holiday season will be doubly precious with everyone together again.

Pookie and Fig said...

Oh college days and packages...boxes full of homemade goodies were the best! These sound delicious!

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