(For today, you may preview and/or download “Noel Sing We” from my Free Christmas Song Each Day page)
Wednesday morning, we were out of milk, and with the holiday eating season already in full swing, my resistance was low. I stopped at McDonald’s on the way into work.
I happened to be testing my recorder’s ability to capture one of my favorite sounds — rain. I’m going to compare these recordings to those I make with the microphones I (hope I’ll) get for Christmas. In addition to Nature’s percussive sogginess, I caught the drive-thru speaker and myself squawking about my order.
“The House With No Lights” Moved
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To see the recipe for Krack (which of course is not its official name — it hasn’t one), just keep reading here.
1 bag of Ritz chips (original flavor)
2 cups of pecan pieces
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup white Karo syrup
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 250. Spray a large cake pan or cookie sheet with sides with nonstick spray. Spread 1/2 the Ritz chips in the pan, breaking them up slightly and layer it with half of the pecans and then repeat with the remainder chips and pecans.
In a 2-qt pan, melt butter. When melted, add Karo and sugar. Bring to a full boil, stirring onstantly. Boil for 4 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir well and pour this mixture over the Ritz chips, stirring to coat well. It will be sticky. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. (Spray your spoon with nonstick
spray to prevent sticking.)
The mixture should be crisp and slightly brown when done. Turn out onto foil and let cool. Break up into smaller pieces if desired and store in airtight container.
Props to Shannon’s friend, C, for giving it up.