Sweetened Frustration – Along with a Cashew Brittle Recipe!

Ah, change, new seasons, lambs, lions, and general discouragement . . . how they do mount up.  My left foot is still swelling and painful and my 3 day work week begins again tomorrow which means more pain . . . what to do?  Pray a lot, rest a lot, try not to be frustrated, continue as caregiver to elderly parent who lives with me, wonder why she thinks it’s her turn to be grumpy?  Nope, foot still hurt.  What next?

Mom napping . . . try new nut brittle technique!  The result?  Delightful caramel color, slightly browned flavor, cashews instead of peanuts, and here it is waiting for you to drop in for some with a cuppa . . . yes, I designed and made the quilted table-cloth too.

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Cashew Brittle:

In a microwave bowl mix:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

Cook in microwave on high for 4 1/2 to 5 minutes depending on your microwave.

Remove from microwave and stir in:

1 Tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup cashew pieces (or your choice of other nuts)

Cook for approx 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds on high.

Final step, stir in 1 tsp baking soda then spread onto waxed paper and allow to cool completely, then break into pieces and nibble away.  It should keep for a couple of weeks or so depending on climate, but I doubt it will last that long!


Quilt?  I had a fat quarter I liked, selected some scraps in suitable colors, chose a simple star block pattern, and the results are what you see here!

7 Responses to Sweetened Frustration – Along with a Cashew Brittle Recipe!

  1. Reblogged this on Quilting, FiberArt & Painting and commented:

    Quick quilt tablecloth


  2. Martha, the quilt looks great, the treat does too – good recipe!
    I pray your work week isn’t too hard on you, that you have patience for all that the Lord has asked of you, that you find relief for your swollen foot!
    In His love,


    • Thanks, Maria! The situation does get frustrating since a position which isn’t providing for me is causing pain, swelling, and preventing me at this time from being active as I hunger to be in my calling, but I’m holding His hand and believing He has a purpose in all this. He suffered far worse for me . . .


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