Christmas vacation at my family's house largely consists of two things: crafting and sitting around the kitchen table. And while we sit around the kitchen table, we are either crafting, playing marbles or cards, or eating.
We tried a couple new recipes this year. One was a "cookie," for lack of a better word. I don't know what they're called and I think the recipe was on the bag of something, but I don't know what, but it doesn't really matter because they are so simple but so good. Here's what you do:
Line up a bunch of those square, grid-like pretzels on a baking sheet. Put a Rolo on top of each pretzel. Put them in the oven so they get melty, but take them out before they really start to melt. They should still look like Rolos sitting on top of pretzel squares, but now they're shiny. Once they're out of the oven, you take half a pecan and smush it down on top of each Rolo. Put them in the fridge to set. I wasn't expecting much when I tried one, but they are so yummy and so addicting.
The second thing we made was Avocado Fries. These were so incredibly good that you should make them right now and invite me over.
I also tried my very first pistachio. It's hard to imagine I've gone thirty-three years without ever eating a pistachio, but they're weird looking and I wasn't exactly sure how you were supposed to eat them. Now I'm in love.