My house is in dire need of attention.
I am a huge, huge fan of starting projects, only to have to option of finishing them. Pinterest, I blame you.
But my house…ugh…we’ve been there for 8 years, and still, we have not fully decorated the house. By this, I mean there are no curtains in the kitchen. There are no wall groupings of family photos.
There are no cutesy storage bins for each child, and there is not a headboard to be found in either the guest or master bedroom.
So I took Monday off of work to hug my abode a little. I have pictures to frame and hang on the aforementioned wall grouping I so desperately want.
Instead…on my day off, I made nuts.
Typical. The day started off going well. The kids went off to school without major incident; the lost red shoe was found after a family-wide hunt.
I had some ghee cooking, and realized I didn’t have any cheesecloth. NUTS.
Exactly what I thought…ahem.
So off I went to buy some cheesecloth, and I came back from the store all smug and victorious.
With nuts. To make. Today.
I know I should be meticulously hanging said pictures. I know the floors could use a good scrubbing. I realize I should at least organize my daughter’s artwork.
But I sat on the couch, watched Utopia first, then a marathon of Unforgettable episodes, all while eating my maple-spiced nuts. I’d like to say there were some left.
I’d also like to say I finished hanging my wall grouping.
Both would be lies.
Recipe Source: Nom Nom Paleo
- 6 oz. raw walnuts
- 2 T. maple syrup
- 1 T. melted ghee or coconut oil
- ½ t. salt
- ¼ t. cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
- Pour on prepared baking sheet, spreading nuts to make sure they are in a single layer.
- Bake for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Once fragrant, take nuts out of oven and let cool. The nuts will be sticky at first, but the coating will harden once completely cooled.
** Linked to Buns in My Oven.