Wednesday, January 19, 2011

~Parched~



We are sure not parched from the sun
away down here in the south!

The days have been cool (to the sweetheart) and cold to me.
Damp and a little dreary.
Might be needing a little Vitamin D
or if the sun would shine it would fill the deficiency.

Just felt as if today, was needing to be a little light-hearted.
Kinda been on the weighty side lately, wouldn't you say
and this girl loves to have fun.


Memories light the corners of my mind,
misty water colored memories...

how many remember that one?

or when's the last time you had some of these?


JUST HAD TO LET YOU GET
A CLOSE-UP VIEW
DO YOU SMELL THE AROMA?
SIMPLE PLEASURE = WARM PARCHED PEANUTS
what fond memories I have 
Mama & Daddy parching peanuts
the shaking of the pan sounds
but, they were in the shell

I have been buying shelled peanuts in the
 produce department at Wal-Mart.
Place them in a shallow pan in a 350 deg. oven
for about an hour.  Shake regularly :)

It has been a few weeks, since I linked up with
Dayle for her Simple Pleasure posts on Thursdays.
But, I'm joining today ~ visit and see what
others enjoy as Simple Pleasures.

26 comments:

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Oh wow! I can smell them way down here (Australia) ;-)
I enjoy peanuts-only problem is knowing when to stop!
blessings..Trish

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful photos and post, I lake it!
Greetings and kisses.

Sue said...

I'm thinking that parched peanuts would be similar to roasted peanuts? If so ... yum, yum, a lovely simple pleasure and good memories too.

Mildred said...

The peanuts look delicious for the cold, dreary days we have been experiencing. We are expected to have sunshine for the weekend - Yeah!

Lori said...

Yum, making my mouth water. Funny the little sounds and things that jar our memories.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

These look great...I need to go buy some for my boys and roast them
Oh too funny on your line from "The Way We Were"...I watched that movie last week....it has been decades since I have seen it...I was so surprised to see which parts I remembered, it took on a whole new meaning from when I saw it in my teens!
Have a great day...we are getting cold again here.

maria said...

Oh my goodness... I sure can smell them. It smells like Christmas in NYC :)

M.

Ruth said...

oh yes, i sure can smell them here in India too...:)

Katia said...

Yummy!!!! Truly a very simple pleasure. My mouth is watering just smelling them ;)
have a wonderful blessed day friend.
Katia

Debbie said...

I'm trying so hard to fight the dreary day blahs. You have given me a great idea. Find something that evokes a happy memory and do it!

sarah said...

Hi Karen....I love these. Here we call them spanish nuts. Never had them warmed up but worth a try....

Dayle said...

Karen, I could almost smell those peanuts. It's been a few years since I had parched peanuts but I agree. They do bring back memories of the warmest kind.

Great post!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love boiled peanuts. My great grandma used to make the best. And every time I would take a trip to the Gulf Coast, I would always stop for some on the side of the road. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Kathleen said...

Hi Karen, I've never had parched peanuts, they look good! Here's a link to the Salt Cellar within is a link to the menu :) Just plain homecooked fare but oh so good! http://www.saltcellar.org.uk/vison.htm#s 'Twas nice to have you visit. I'm glad you're feeling more light hearted today.

Heather said...

Hi, Karen! I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog. Mmm..the peanuts are sure a delicious simple pleasure. My husband loves peanuts from Trader Joes. I bet warm, toasty ones would be out of this world!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love roasted peanuts and just about anytning that has peanuts in it...especially peanut butter cookies...but I have never had parched peanuts, they must be yummy. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment.(-:

Linda O'Connell said...

Karen,
I love roasted peanuts. When my husband and I were down south we saw a sign advertising Boiled Peanuts, so we stopped to buy them. We were disappointed and thought we were eating cooked beans. It was a new experience, for sure! please stop by http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com/

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh my I remember these sifters, I have never had one but they are so charming and carry so many wonderful memories with them. I love peanuts but have never had them this way before. Thank you for stopping by to see me and leaving such a nice comment.(-:

Jen said...

So glad you are back! Have to say that I'm not even a peanut fan and yours look divine!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

kAREN i AM SO GLAD TO FIND YOU THROUGH sIMPLE PLEASURES, US ms GIRLS HAVE TO STICK TOGETHER. i LOVE PARCHED PENUTS, i CAN ALMOST SMELL THE WONDERFUL AROMA OF THESE. bUT LORD GIVE ME A BIG POT OF BOILED PEANUTS AND i FEEL LIKE i DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN.
mOLLY
PS I'm now a follower

Patty@sewingseeds said...

Can you believe I've never had a parched peanut. They sound heavenly. I agree with the others...it would be hard to know when to stop!

elizabeth said...

So, are you going to be doing the Bloom book club with Ann's book? I'm thinking I might!
Elizabeth

Jackie said...

Now Karen.....you know I want me some hot peanuts right now!Look what you went and did! made me drool, and brought back a happy memory.I remember when I was a first grader living in Natchez,Mississippi. There used to be a very elderly couple that went up and down the streets calling,"Hot peanuts in a brown sack!" repeatedly.Their voices,coming closer and closer, would send me to stand on our front porch waiting for the horse drawn wagon. It sounded better to me than the the wooing music of the ice cream truck! Sometimes Mama could be persuaded,perhaps by the smell, to buy a bag.We'd sit on the porch nibbling peanuts and watching the happenings on our street. (You do remember that children used to play outside?)

Canadagirl said...

What a lovely Simple Pleasure that is. It is one that fills all the senses to the fullest. I loved this post and thank you for sharing it with us.

Blessings In Him<><
-Mary

Kay K said...

Oh to be somewhere warm !!!!
Thanks for sharing your simples pleasure sounds yummy

One Heart said...

They look delicious. What a great memory and simple pleasure.

Much love!