Chairman of the bored
One of the ways you know the holiday season is upon us is when grocery stores start prominently displaying the assorted in-shell nuts near the produce section. The varieties displayed usually include: walnuts, pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts. In a separate section, they will also stock and offer seasonal discounts on peanuts and cashews as well. When I was a kid we used to have a large wooden bowl that had a nutcracker affixed to it that we used to fill with nuts and placed it in the family room where we would crack nuts open and graze on them while watching tv. I tried to introduce that custom into my house but it's gotten a tepid response as neither Junior or Mrs. Maister are particularly fond of most types of nuts. So it's usually me grazing on them. Do you ever do the mixed nut/nutcracker thing at your homes?