Monday, November 17, 2008
I came home recently after grocery shopping complaining about the cost of pecans. I paid over $4 for a 1 1/2 cup bag of pecan halves. I wanted to make pecan pie muffins - see recipe below.

My husband replied by asking why didn't I pick up the pecans under our pecan tree. We have a tree on the lot next to our home. My answer was that I didn't want to shell them.

Today, my MIL, the boys and I picked up pecans from the ground. Honestly, it is not something I really enjoy doing. Bending over, moving wet leaves out of the way, just to find a pecan that is the same color of the wet leaves on the ground. But I will do it again......

My boys loved picking up pecans today. We had a great time in the sunshine. They are so proud of what they did.

Another moment where I enjoyed my life.

Pecan Pie Muffins

1 Cup packed brown sugar
1 Cup pecans, chopped
2/3 butter melted
1/2 Cup all purpose flour
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla

Combine sugar, flour and pecans mix well. Then add in butter, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Grease muffin tin.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

For a lighter version use Splenda Brown Sugar (see conversion chart on pkg) and Smart Balance Butter 50/50 with Omega 3.

7 comments:

Mary Wary said...

My kids LOVE shelling pecans! Of course, they turn right around and eat them, so I wouldn't suggest getting them to do yours for you. I think children are particularly fascinated by eating something the found or grew.
It is fascinating, if you really think about it.

meili_lo said...

sounds yummy =D can i have some? hihi

anyway, i tagged you in my blog. hope you can visit.

http://lifeworthremembering.blogspot.com/

thanks!

Posh Post Reviews said...

hi mary!

wow this looks easy and tasty...would like to try it! :D

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Marriage Markers said...

i think i will try this out. :D thanks!

Posh Post Reviews said...

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take care!

Mary said...

Thank you all for your comments.

meili_lo and posh post thanks for the tags. To be honest, I've never been tagged before and do not know what it is about. So, I'm not ignoring your request, just not sure what to do.

Posh Post Reviews said...

hi mary! just copy my blog entry and paste in your blog. then click on the link where you will be led to take the test. copy the results of the test and replace my score. :D

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