June 24, 2012

National Praline Day

"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last." - Robert Louis Stevenson

It's National Praline Day!

Praline Day has been a complete disaster for me, friends.

First off... I didn't even know what it was. I spent extensive time researching it and asking other foodies, before I felt comfortable with it (it's sorta, kinda like peanut brittle, but with pecans. Sorta. Kinda.).

Next, while I was making mine an entire bag of coffee fell out of my freezer and the grinds went absolutely everywhere. I did my best to clean them up, but a certain rabbit was underfoot the entire time. To be honest, I think I caught him eating - maybe even rolling around in - the grinds on the kitchen floor that I neglected while trying to wipe down the one's in the freezer that were freezing to everything - the ice cube tray, boxes of veggie burgers, a sock filled with rice (don't judge... you put it at the foot of your bed when you're going to sleep, and it helps keep your body temperature low when it's hot/humid out). While all of this was happening, the pralines that I had started on the stove top were in the process of burning.

This will not go down as one of my favorite days.

Happy National Praline Day!