Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I love all kinds of nuts and this looks so yummy! Darn it all though, I'm allergic to pecans, which bums me out on a regular basis. So many delicious recipes to miss out on, I've never had pecan pie! Which always looks so good to me. If it weren't for that pesky anaphylaxis!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

And I meant to add...I can have all sorts of other nuts (except for walnuts) so might have to try this with a different mix? What else would be good...I can have peanuts, cashews, almonds...

bowdawg's picture bowdawg

This is another GREAT post. So skillfully juxtaposing the sweet/salty metaphor to the recipe! And addressing the struggles of multi-commitment living and sacrifice.

Exciting that your Dad gets to see his granddaughter live and in person! Which saddens me as an uncle who has missed ALL my nieces live performances to date, living so far away, and now that opportunity is gone. Feels a bit salty, if you will.

I so hope to see them perform live as tweens in March though! (Sweet.)

Thanks for your words. Happy Holidays!

beck's picture beck

It DOES look like pilaf! That's funny.
I HATE nuts. But my kids and my husband ADORE them - so maybe I should make them something like this, eh?

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Omaha Mama--you could easily make this with peanuts (I bet that would be delicious), or walnuts. I think you could also throw other things in, like M & M's or maybe even raisins! I'm planning on trying it with small pretzel bits mixed in, too.

It's probably for the best, beck, that you don't like nuts. This concoction was so yummy I had to help myself to some every time I walked through the kitchen. Ugh.

Bowdawg--I am so glad my dad got to see the concert--I always long for family to get to witness these types of things. I'm glad you'll get to see your neices in March!