Happy December everyone. It was 27 degrees here this Tuesday morning…we think winter has wandered in! Craig is busy with pecan harvesting.Tyler,Lindsey and I are the shipping department. The crop looks great this year. We are just like a mother-hen with her chicks; we take good care of our pecans trees and are proud when they do so well!
Pecan Shells Anyone?
Many of you have asked for pecan shells…we listened. We are pleased to add pecan shells for your cooking and gardening pleasures.
Cooking With Pecan Shells
Soak shells overnight.
All those southern cooks can’t be wrong. You can also use the shells as flower pot/bed mulch: the shells will discourage cats and slugs.
We love total use for any agricultural product–sustainable agriculture at its best!
December Pecan Recipe….Just for those special mornings!
We had so many great, yummy, easy to make recipes…what to share with you all? Christmas morning! We are inspired by all that family time, and we hope that this recipe will hit the spot–it gets a high five for quick and easy. We hope you enjoy it!
Pecan French Toast
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
8 ounce loaf French bread, cut into 12 one inch thick slices
1/2 cup chopped Sandy Creek pecans
2 tbsp. melted butter
Lightly coat the bottom of a 12×8 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in medium bowl. Place bread slices in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared dish. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle bread slices with pecans and drizzle melted butter over. Bake about 20 to 25 minutes until bread slices are puffed and pecans are deep brown. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6.
Underneath the Pecan Tree…Reading!
I just finished Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith. What a great way to brush up on the role the Indian Nations and our southeastern Oklahoma played in the Civil War. Did you know that Cherokee General Stand Watie (weighty) was the LAST Confederate general to surrender at the end of the Civil War? This book is a fictionalized account of what happened here in our area. I really enjoyed it. There is something for everyone: adventure, romance, suspense, and war action. It would make a great Christmas present for a young male reade r (7th grade-12th grade).
P.S. It is a Newberry Award winner too!
Merry Christmas to Everyone! We appreciate all your calls for pecans! We are so grateful for your support!
You can call us at (580) 443-5518
Website: http://www.sandycreekpecans. com
Oklahoma Food Cooperative- we are members!
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Blessing to your family from ours!