Merry Christmas Eve!!!
I made chestnuts… roasted over and open fire. Of course.
Ok well, I didn’t really roast them over an open fire, more like the oven, but hey, close enough. I wasn’t about to go stand outside in the blowing snow (seriously – blizzard conditions here right now) to roast some chestnuts over the open fire, unfortunately, roasting inside was not and option either.
So oven it was, it did the trick!
I was thinking about what we (and by “we” I mean all of the many, many family and friends currently occupying the house) should all be snacking on this week and decided on a whim to make these salted coffee butter roasted chestnuts. I figured that chestnuts would be a great change-up to the usual mixed nuts. Then I thought, well geez, you guys should be snacking on these too! They are kind of perfect, they keep both your hands and mouth occupied, but not SO occupied that you can’t hold a convo. And I don’t know about you guys, but I am a huge fidgeter, so these are perfect for me!
A lot of chestnut recipe are simply roasted with butter and salt, but I did something a little different and went with a little coffee. Promise it’s not odd, just slightly addicting.
And don’t fear the chestnut. I know they may seem tricky to open, but once they are roasted, peeling away the shells is so easy. Just make sure that when you guys are pouring that hot butter all over the chestnuts you get the butter down under the shells so that the nuts get all buttery and delicious.
Hope you all have a great Christmas Eve, filled with awesome food and even better company. Time to go cook, sit by the fire and watch Christmas movies like crazy. YES, it’s about time! It has been a crazy few months and I am so ready for a relaxing time with family!
And a very Merry Christmas!