Thursday, December 14, 2006

Brought to you today by the letter N

This is Mindy's alphabet meme: she will assign you a letter, and you think of ten things you love that begin with that letter. Go see Mindy if you want to play. My letter is N, and here's my list:
1. Nights at home, spent quietly with my little family (human and canine). Those are in short supply this time of year, and all the more precious when we do have one.
2. Night, O Holy. We are rehearsing a lovely choral arrangement of it for Christmas Eve (both morning and midnight), and have a wonderful soprano on the solo, who will sing it just right. My mother, who died in 1991, loved this song, and whenever we sing it I remember how much she enjoyed it. Like Dogblogger's Typist, I know something about trying not to choke up in choir.
3. Nuts, especially our own pecans. Try this if you're getting tired of sweets: Melt a stick of butter or margarine and add 4 tsp. Worcestershire, 1 T. garlic salt, and 1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce. Mix well and stir into 4 c. pecans. Spread the pecans out on a rimmed cookie sheet or large flat pan and toast at 300 degrees for about ten minutes. Watch closely and stir occasionally; they can burn quickly. As soon as they darken, you can take them out. Cool on paper towels. I plan to make several batches of these for the neighbors.
4. The Scientist's 1999 Nissan pickup, still going strong at 108,000 miles.
5/6. Willie Nelson and Nanci Griffith. It's a Texas thing.
7. The Neverending Story, one of our favorite movies. A couple of weeks ago we watched it for the first time in about twenty years. Oh! That reminds me of:
8. Netflix!
9. News of faraway friends and family. I love reading all of those Christmas letters--really.
10. Me, usually. My name starts with N. I'm still learning to love myself.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

~sighs~ I wish I were your neighbor!!

I love toasted pecans....and now I have to make that recipe of yours!

And I LOVE Netflix!

Abbey of the Arts said...

I love the NeverEnding story too, mostly because our beloved Duke looked so much like Falcor. We used to say he was part dragon, part polar bear.
Blessings! Christine

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of The Neverending Story as well (the sequels weren't as good, though).

hipastorzwife2B said...

Not a neverending story fan but, I'll use NETFLIX to get the Magoo Christmas special you recommended above!

DogBlogger said...

Wow, your first name starts with N... a clue to your true identity! I'm thinking of going less-incognito within the next month (perhaps that's why I've blogged less lately? nahh, it's all the rehearsals and parties in the crowded schedule). It all comes from getting ready to hang around with fellow MethoBloggers in January (including The Reverend Mommy and RevAbi). And I might have to post as myself more often instead of letting the dog do all the writing.

zorra said...

Typist, I'm so envious of your blogger meetup! I'm sure Cub won't mind if you take over some of the blogging. :-)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I Made the pecans. OMG....I sprinkled them on Blue Bell Vanilla Bean Ice Cream....cause I love salty and sweet.

And Now....I could eat tons of the stuff!

zorra said...

Mindy, I'm glad you liked them! I can't really imagine Worcestershire and Tabasco with Blue Bell....

Antony Hanson said...

I am a fan of Nacy Griffith too. Thanks zorra for stopping back by my blog and making a comment. And now, because of that, I have found your blog. :)

Captainwow said...

Holy cow I ate so many texas pecans the other night I almost made myself sick. My friend sent them (from texas)they totally rock.
Your recipe sounds great.
love netflix also