I am pretty excited about tonight! Here in just over 2 hours 4 lovely ladies are coming over to learn how to crochet! I’m not sure my house is ready, but my heart is! 🙂
I Googled “how to teach someone to crochet” and I found what I needed. Yay! Click HERE to see the teaching guide I am going to follow. Some of you are certified to teach, and it is a goal of mine to do the same. But today is the day they are coming, so that will have to wait a little longer. 🙂 I am going to give each lady a copy of the basic stitch graphics and crochet a swatch, like the guide says.
I am also going to make this yummy treat tonight so I decided to include it here as well. I like that it uses pure maple syrup instead of white sugar and I have all of these ingredients on hand. So here we go:
Coconut Maple Cinnamon Pecans
2 cups pecans
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
*UPDATE* – Roast the pecans for less time than indicated here. Check them after 5 minutes and every 1 or 2 minutes after that. Mine were pretty brown, and on the verge of being overdone, but thankfully they were still tasty. 🙂
Preheat oven to 350°. Place pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and roast for 8 minutes. While the nuts are roasting, heat the maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and cayenne pepper in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and stir, then reduce to low heat to slowly reduce.
Remove the pecans from the oven, then add them to the sauce pan. Add shredded coconut to the sauce pan as well. Stir well to coat all of the pecans and coconut in the maple mixture.
Pour the coated nuts onto the parchment lined baking sheet, and spread out over the sheet. Place them into the oven and roast for 13 minutes.
Remove from oven, and allow the nuts to cool for about 30 minutes. Break them apart and serve.
I found it HERE on the “Sweet Potato Soul” blog. I will be doing some more snooping over there to see what other yummy recipes I can find!
I’ll check in again soon to report back about my first crochet class. 🙂