while shopping for fresh veggies
and dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts
a delightful display of bins bountiful with unshelled nuts
caught my eye and reminded me of
I never really enjoyed nuts as a kid...actually, I refused to eat them
and detested it when they were hidden
in chocolate chip cookies!
I remember the "grown ups"...usually the men...
cracking open all varieties and sizes of these shelled "things" using
the special silver nut crackers and picks
mother would bring out only during the holidays.
It became quite a festive yearly ritual.
My drawing here today celebrates memories of the past
"Welcomes in" the seasonal festivities of the coming weeks.
The nutcracker I drew
is an antique from my husband's side of the family.
I really do enjoy eating nuts of all sorts now...
Maybe it's just because I finally "grew up" and my tastes changed
it's because so many of them now come blanketed in
rich dark chocolate!
Hmmm...Just a thought! LOL:)
"Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't."
(1970's jingle written about Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars...)