Monday, February 02, 2009

I only want what I can get

FF places these next few recipes in with the appetizers, and they could certainly be served before dinner, but they are better classified as snacks.

These are the kind of things I could set out for guests to nibble, but I they are also things I like to keep on hand for Thatboy's hollow legs. Do your husbands have hollow legs? Because mine seems to. As soon as he gets home from work he starts eating and he doesn't stop until after dinner. Luckily, we don't keep a lot of unhealthy things around for him to snack on so he's stuck with nuts, dried fruit, and cheese - none of which are really what he's interested in.

I know I should have been warned when I brought home the container of roasted peanuts. "These are my favorite things in the whole world!" Thatboy told me. I've known him almost 9 years and this is the first time I'd ever heard of his nutty preference. I warned him they were for a recipe, because I knew otherwise they'd be gone within an afternoon. So I quickly whipped these up and passed them over. They were gone within an afternoon. Thatboy especially liked how subtle the curry flavor was. How you could just barely get an aftertaste. How it didn't overpower the taste of his supposed favorite snack food. Of course, once these were gone, the rest of the peanuts were fair game.

Curried Peanuts (From The Fannie Farmer Cookbook)
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 tsps curry powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 300. Combine the peanuts and the curry powder in a paper bag and shake well.
  2. Spread the coated peanuts in a sincle layer on a cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes, shaking once or twice during that time.


  1. My husband would LOVE these. I think I might need to make them. Soon.

  2. I had to laugh at the "hollow legs"...
    My husband's downfall is at night after the kids have gone to sleep....I think this will be a good alternative to crisps!

  3. Oooooh, my husband loves nuts too.

  4. I don't use curry enough but this recipe sounds great and easy!

  5. It's me in the house with the hollow legs. Except now that I'm older everything seems to fill up in my ass and thighs.

  6. I think these would be a very dangerous thing for me to have around. I would consume them all in an unhealthy amount of time. They look divine!

  7. the only hollow leg around the wan house is attached to yours truly.