Friday, January 30, 2009

Rosie Makes A Nutty Snack.

Hairball, of Hairballs on the Carpet of Life, wrote a comment on a recent post of mine:
"We are like rabid squirrels around here, so there must always be some nuts in the freezer for snacking." Well, Hairball, I, too, always have nuts in the freezer, and especially at this time of year (post-Christmas baking), I have every nut imaginable. So I give to you, one of my and Daughter Hawthorne's favorite snacks - pecans, raisins, and cheese.
My mise: Pecans Raisins Cheddar cheese What? I already told you it was a snack of pecans, raisins, and cheese. Were you expecting more?
I grated the cheddar and just mixed it in with the pecans and raisins in whatever proportions you want.
I don't know what it is about this flavor and texture combination, but it's perfect. The sweet, squishyness of the raisins, the smooth, rich, sharpness of the cheddar, the crunchy, nutty, almost meaty goodness of the pecans. All components complement each other perfectly.
You just have to try it because I can't describe it. Oh. And it's best at room temperature.
I decorated my Norfolk Island Pine cocktail tree with a miniature Vodka bottle today. Whoot!


Hairball T. Hairball said...

I never would have thought to combine pecans, raisins and cheddar! I have almonds, walnuts, cheddar, and dried cranberries. Wonder how that would be...

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Sounds good, Hairball. But the pecans (my favorite nut), raisins, and cheddar combo is sublime.

Marilyn said...

Sounds like something I'd like to try.