Monday, December 22, 2014

Item #43 Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire

I love Nat King Cole so much that he made me want to roast chestnuts on an open fire. I've had this item on my life list for a couple years now. Recently when I saw chestnuts for sale at Kroger I saw it was finally time to get this one.

Thanksgiving posed the best opportunity because I would have the capability of using an "open fire". I didn't have a ton of ideas of how to do this properly, I was just jazzed to be crossing off a life list item. I could count on Uncle Jim to be equally as excited as me. We of course didn't have a chestnut roaster, but he did have something that would work just the same. I had a hard time keeping them out of the flame directly and I had no idea what they would taste like but I was elated to be doing this so very Christmasy activity. 

I won't really tell you how they turned out, because they didn't. The whole time I was telling Uncle Jim that it was about  end result but rather the act of doing it is what counted. It's all about the journey.