Friday, December 01, 2006

chestnuts

I'm a sucker for chestnuts at Christmas. Blame it on Bing Crosby, or perhaps on the northern Chinese guys who sell them on the street this time of year. But almost every year, I buy a bag of chestnuts, slice their skins, stick them in the oven, and here are the results:
Of a 2 pound bag of chestnuts,
  • half will have meat that is 1/3 black :P

  • two will burn your fingers

  • all but six will be hard to shell

  • there will be exactly one that shells perfectly, is just the right color, is sweet and not dry. The memory of this one chestnut will fix itself in your brain for next year's suckerage

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