This Thanksgiving was a potluck affair, which is good and bad at the same time.
Good because one person doesn’t have to do all the cooking, but bad because there’s not really a cohesive menu plan in place. People just get assigned to bring something or other and, well, it can be interesting.
Luckily, everything was fantastic and a good time was had by all – especially after we were a half-dozen bottles of wine into the evening.
My contribution was a stuffing containing hazelnuts.
Which turned out pretty well, except that now I’ve got about half a pound of hazelnuts in my pantry and while they tasted great in said stuffing, on their own they’re absolutely horrible.
It’s like there’s a party in my mouth and someone just threw up all over the sofa. Which is odd, since I normally like hazelnut flavored things. Guess it’s not the same as actual hazelnuts.
Since I’m loathe to discard even semi-edible food, I’m just about at my wit’s end trying to figure out what to do with these damn things.
Ground up over ice cream? Disgusting.
Toasted in butter? Disgusting, and a waste of good butter.
Soaked in chocolate? Still disgusting.
I know I’m in trouble if something that’s covered in chocolate tastes nasty.
Short of throwing the fucking things at the seagulls, I’m out of ideas.
Anyone have any suggestions?
NOTE: Not chestnuts. Chestnuts are little packages of awesome. I’m referring to Hazelnuts, also known as Filberts, also known as “dear gods what the fuck did I just put in my mouth?”