Friday, December 14, 2012

It Never Fails

Every year, I say I'm not going to make the nut cups. I don't really like nuts in cookies, and a cookie chock full of nuts definitely isn't my thing. But then someone says 'aaaawwwww.' Usually my very good friend L, who looks forward to these every year.
Then I re-think my position and realize I don't have to eat any, I can just give them all away.

Then I let myself feel the pressure to actually use the mini muffin tin. We have a lot of kitchen gadgets. We both like to cook/bake and we separately accumulated lots of stuff, and then we moved in together, and now... well, there is a lot of kitchen stuff. Every so often I look in a cabinet and think, hmmm, creme brulee ramekins and two torches, we really should make creme brulee for the first time in 3 years. Oh look there's the bundt pan/springform pan/regular muffin pan/large muffin pan/mini muffin pan/donut maker, etc., and we really should use these things more than once a year.
Then I feel guilty, and spoiled, and I realize how fortunate I am to have all these things. I realize it's a little ridiculous.

And I realize the poor mini muffin pan hasn't seen any action since last Christmas.

So I get out the walnuts and start making Walnut Cups.

And SP gives me that knowing smile as he unwraps one of these goodies and whispers,"I knew you'd make the nut cups."

Recipe here.

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