Wednesday, June 25, 2008

do you like pine nuts?

In my constant search for a healthy snack food, I thought I would try to create one. It was easy. The ingredients were pine nuts, pulp from my favorite grape tomatoes, and a dash of garlic. I mixed up those three ingredients and then threw them in the skillet just to brown them. I even took a few pictures (just showing two here) and felt like all those cooking bloggers out there =)

It didn't take long at all. And before I knew it, I had handfuls of pine nuts to snack on. There was only one problem...




...they tasted terrible!
Seriously. I threw the whole batch in the trash.

and I just have one more thing to add to this post...

Happy Birthday Jake!
He turns 18 today!

15 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Happy 18th to your Jake. 18 is truly one of the memorable ones.
Susan

Dee said...

At least you tried and now you know. I think I do like pine nuts, but it's been a while since I've eaten them.

Dee

Humble wife said...

Happy Birthday Jake!

I love pine nuts, but it is a certain way to prepare them so that they are tasty.

I will post soon a pine nut rice stuffing recipe that is one of our family's favorites!

Btw We went and saw the new Indy movie!!!
Jennifer

Jamey said...

That was hilarious!! Too bad it didn't turn out better. It sounded like it was going to be a good snack! Happy 18th Birthday Jake!!

Barb said...

Thanks for starting my morning off with a laugh!

Heidi Jo said...

hey i see you are reading 19 minutes. i just finished it a week or so ago. let me know what you think.

Momma Roar said...

I do not like pine nuts...so sorry your snack didn't turn out :(

Happy 18th to Jake!!!

Just Mom said...

ROFL.

At least you tried.


Happy Birthday, Jake.

Dad said...

Like daughter, like father! Glenna came home with a new healthy snack food yesterday too. It says it's a healthy hearty snack (70% less fat and 40% more protein than peanuts). It's a "perfectly" roasted green soybean that looks great and doesn't taste all that bad. But oh, the after taste is more than I want to cope with. So out they go... Best laid plans...

Heather said...

I've never tried pine nuts, but I do enjoy soy nuts. You can usually find them in either a health food store or with the croutons and other salad toppings at your grocery store. Sorry the pine nuts didn't turn out!

And Happy Birthday Jake!

MoziEsmé said...

Do you know what went wrong? Or was it the pine nuts that were wrong?!

And happy birthday, Jake! Time flies. Bowling looks fun . . .

Angela said...

Happy Birthday. Watch out for pine nuts. I have found they can result in a bitter taste in your mouth that can last for days.

Lori said...

Never tried pine nuts.
I do love other nuts: peanuts, soynuts.

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

I've only used pinenuts in my homemade pesto, in which they are delicious! My question is, PINE nuts?? Where do they come from?

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Pretty funny cause I was all ready to write down the recipe to try it..until I got to the end of your post.

I've just spent the past 45 minutes perusing a bunch of your old posts on bloglines. You are a talented lady and I am really sad that I've been missing your blog :) I really do enjoy it. And you are a great photographer too and I miss that also.

And I got teary eyed looking at hte posts of your son - his graduation and prom, and birthday. It makes me think of my son a lot. I will be there before I know it - my son is 13 now and the days are just flying by. I have a great relationship with him so far and I hope it will continue!

Anyway,I've really been enjoying catching up with your blog.