Every day for a year, starting on my 49th birthday, I did something I've never done before.
Now that I've completed that project, here's more of my adventures.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
This afternoon I was waiting around the house for an email I needed to complete a job report. Since I was stuck at home anyway, I started a pot of kidney beans. I got the bag out of the pantry and noticed that the shelf could use a little straightening. As the beans simmered on the stove, I straightened out the honey, salsa, relish, and soy sauce. Behind them I found a jar of pecans in the shell. They must have been a gift (because I don't buy unshelled nuts), and I had no idea how long they'd been there.
When I opened the jar I noticed a strip of paper on top, which said:
Of course I had to try out the tip. I cracked two nuts together, opened one of them, and tasted the meat. It was OK, so I continued the cracking process two nuts at a time. I had trouble cracking them with just one hand, but found it helped to also use my other hand to apply extra pressure. When I was done I had about six ounces of shelled nuts. There were more chunks of pecans than whole ones, but since I'll be using them for cooking it doesn't matter.