Hope you're all having a ball with the posting. I know I sure am!
I wanted to take a minute to tell about the importance of experimentation with food. I've had yummy recipes and horrible, gag-inducing recipes (pesto gone WAYYY bad, still have nightmares). And sometimes, when it's 9:00pm one night when you're bored out of your ever-lovin' mind, experimenting with food is what it takes to keep you from repeatedly bashing your face on the coffee table. Right, so...
Last night, I resumed my obsession with chickpeas and made baked them two ways.
Left side: Spicy Chickpeas with Paprika, Cumin, and Cayenne (they ended up needing more of each)
Right side: Nooch-tastic Chickpeas with Garlic Powder, Oregano, and NOOCH.
I made a little foil divider to keep the spicy and "cheesy" sides separate. Like my zombie baker cookie cutter? Nothing to do with this recipe, he was just hanging out on the counter and wanted to pop in to say, "Nunnnmmmgggg..."
I baked the chicks at like 400 or 425, I forget (I've slept since then) for about 30 minutes. Just have to keep an eye on them to make sure they get crunchy but don't burn.
One other thing: probably not the best idea to store them in plastic baggies. I brought some to work today, and they were a right mushy mess towards the end of the day when I wanted to nosh on something while driving home from work (I've been getting carsick like every time I drive this week...hmmm...)
In other news...
I've DREAMED of this thing for YEARS. Y-E-A-R-SSsssssssss...
Thanks to Robert and Anne, two of my new parents-in-law, it's a reality!
When I took it out of the box tonight, I LITERALLY made the "angelic noise." You know, **"ahhhhhh..."**sparkle**tears in eyes**. Yeah, I totally dorked out.
But who wouldn't????????????
And here it is next to the lovely Giada food processor. My old Black and Decker (old, as in like 4-5 years?) needs a loving, new home. Hello, garage sale!
Got some great ideas coming up...Don't miss it!!