Gentle Readers and Dear Friends (back to my normal salutation) I wanted to mention that in addition to our running around Saturday we did stop off at a couple of Estate Sales and I did find a few goodies....
.... A great book lavishly illustrated about the Christmas Story - with its original boxed cover to keep the cream linen clean, a very large tea diffuser, a little Worcester plate celebrating the Queens Silver Anniversary and two DVD's I didn't have. So for less than $6 I made out pretty well! You just can't beat the sales for finding some bargains.
I was really surprised at the response to the sugared nuts - they are something delicious, but I think I forgot to mention the actual recipe I used - to one 22 ounce bag of RAW red skinned peanuts - you will need a 1 1/4 C white sugar and 3/4 cup water. The nuts have to start off raw as they will roast while they dry out during the cooking time. I have seen other variations - like 2 C raw peanuts, 1/2 C water and 1C white sugar - There are all sorts of slight variations, like adding a little salt when you spread them out etc... but you always end up with something delicious!!! Out west, for me the most difficult part is finding the raw peanuts!
I worked a little tiny bit on the La D Da "ABC's", but not enough for a shot - I'll get one for tomorrow.
That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by, and for all your super comments!!! I do appreciate them - and you for your kindness!!! Do stop by again.