One of my favorite things about the fall is the smells that are associated with it. Like the warm spices. When I made these Cinnamon Almonds they made the house smell like fall (or the holidays!) All the kids that tried them really liked them. Even the sweet little 5 year old who initially turned her nose up at the sight of them. The hubs really liked them, as well.
These Cinnamon Almonds would make a great addition to the goodie plates that seem to abound around the holidays. :) They're also delicious in a green salad.
Speaking of salad......I went grocery shopping earlier this week. As I walked through the produce sections a lovely tub of Spring Mix salad greens caught my attention. I thought it would be a nice change from the usually greens I use (spinach, romaine, iceberg and red and green leaf lettuces), so I bought the tub. I got home and made myself a lovely salad with the mix, fresh berries and sugared almonds. As I was eating my lovely salad, I kept thinking it tasted like what I imagine weeds would taste like. I looked at what kinds of things were in the mix and found Dandelion greens listed. No wonder it tasted like weeds! I spend all spring and summer trying to keep them out of my grass and there are people eating them. On purpose! At least now I know the weeds are good for something. At least if we're starving. :)
3 cups whole almonds
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup water
Combine sugar, cinnamon and water in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add almonds and stir to coat them in the syrup. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar crystallizes and starts to look sandy; 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour onto a sheet of parchment paper to cool.
Recipe from Something Swanky.
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