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Chestnuts

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I was out picking chestnuts for a few hrs, this beautiful autumn day, here's what they look like!! You can dry them, use them for decorations, cook with them in lots of recipes and even make chestnut flour!!

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Edited by Cowgirl

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Lyrics"

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, 

Jack Frost nipping on your nose, 

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, 

And folks dressed up like Eskimos. 

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, 

Help to make the season bright. 

Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, 

Will find it hard to sleep tonight. 

They know that Santa's on his way; 

He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. 

And every mother's child is going to spy, 

To see if reindeer really know how to fly. 

And so I'm offering this simple phrase, 

To kids from one to ninety-two, 

Although its been said many times, many ways, 

A very Merry Christmas to you 

(Obiously written before the present truth of Ho-Ho- Holidaze!!)

David icon_biggrin.gif

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That is just so...........................!!!!!!!!! :unsure:

Cowgirl

Hey Batman, when you roasted them at your grandmother's, were they done in an oven, what temperature, how long, if you remember, can you please share the details?

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cowgirl

thank you for the nice pic

pretty

we don't have chestnuts where i live but i remember visiting n.y.c.

many times and buying them in paper bags from venders on the streets for about a buck! they were great :rolleyes:

Edited by coolchef1248 @adelphia.net

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OH MAN !!!! I feel like i just won the lottery!!!!!! One of my daughter's friends told us of another place to gather chestnuts and we just checked it out, it was on someone's property so we asked the guy and he told us to go for it, take all we want! Well we just went nuts!!!!! There were hundreds and hundreds of them everywhere!! Then to top it all off his wife comes out to the front with a bucket full of aleast 15 lbs worth and dumps them all into my bag, I couldn't believe it, my daughter and I were just thrilled !!

Cowgirl

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We had a chestnut tree when I was young.. I remember they were good enough to endure the stinking barbs on the husk!

Fresh chestnuts.. ahh.

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Reminds me of the great memories I have with my mom picking Pecans, Blackberries and Muscadines. Thanks, Cowgirl! Beautiful picture, too!

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That is just so...........................!!!!!!!!! :unsure:

Cowgirl

Hey Batman, when you roasted them at your grandmother's, were they done in an oven, what temperature, how long, if you remember, can you please share the details?

For those of you just tuning in, my avatar was Batman until I found the Green Lantern pic I like.

Anyway, drawing on a memory from forty years ago, Grandma and I would actually roast the chestnuts over a fire in the fireplace in a kind of wire basket. I don't recall any particular amount of time, but th chestnuts were hot and tender when done. It was probably trial-and-error.

George

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Here ya go!! This is only HALF of what I have gathered !!

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I roasted a few but couldn't bring myself to eat them, they look like little brains! GROOOOOSSSSSS!!!! I'll just stick to decorating with them.

Cowgirl

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Hey Batman, when you roasted them at your grandmother's, were they done in an oven, what temperature, how long, if you remember, can you please share the details?

Cowgirl: Set your oven to about 300 - 325 degrees, and put the nuts on a cookie sheet. You'll hear them pop when they're done.

Edited by laleo

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I have never seen a chestnut before, and of course have never eaten one. Here in Texas we have pecans, which are very good. The only chestnuts here are horses. hee hee tcat

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