Remember how, a while ago, I said that I was the proud new owner of one of these?
And remember how I also said that mine would be white and that I wouldn’t be getting it for another 5 weeks?
Well, that was over 10 weeks ago!!!
Believe it or not, up until today, I’d been waiting… patiently waiting. Apparently, Hyundai Canada can’t quite cope with the high demand and I’ve been told that the waiting time for anyone ordering a new GLS today would be 4 to 6 months! This means that, despite having waited soooooo long for my car, I will be one of the very few privileged ones to be driving one in this area.
‘Cuz I finally got the call I’d been waiting for: Sally has arrived. On Monday, I will be picking her up at the dealers.
WAHOO! Of course, she will get a proper introduction when she gets here.
But for now… on with the roasted chickpeas.
These would be my new addiction.
I saw them last week on Nora’s Natural Noshing and thought they looked absolutely delicious, so I figured I had to give them a try. In fact, I wanted to have some right then and there.
I barely took the time to finish reading the post before I ran upstairs to get some chickpeas soaking.
Dang. Why did it have to be night time, and why did I have to wait so long for the chickpeas to be ready? Pfft. I would have to be patient and wait for tomorrow.
Unfortunately, once the chickpeas were good and cooked, I realized that I didn’t have enough. Mind you, I guess it doesn’t help that my daughter and I can’t ever resist freshly cooked chickpeas and always end up wolfing down half of them before any actual recipe even gets started…
Thank goodness I always have a back up can, just in case! To think that after all that waiting, I ended up having to use half home cooked and half canned.
Oops, Did I say I? Pardon me. Please accept my apologies. It wasn’t I who used half canned, half home cooked. It was my daughter. Surely I can’t take the credit, now, can I? She’s the one who made the entire recipe, from start to finish, while I was busy working on other goodies.
And she made 2 more batches since. That oughta mean something, right?
They are just so easy to make, especially if you’re going to use canned chickpeas. Frankly, I don’t think that there was much of a difference between the two versions. They were all mixed together and one could not tell with certainty whether they were eating a fresh or canned chickpea. So if you are in a pinch, don’t even hesitate and go with the canned goods.
These are a great snack to have around or to put on the table when you have guests at home. Even kids would go crazy for them, I’m sure of that. You could also make several different flavors, all you need to do is use different herbs and spices. I know I already have a few combos in mind!
Be warned though: these babies are highly addictive. I don’t think it’s humanely possible to have only ONE handful. You WILL reach for another one… and another one, and then another.
In fact, chances are, you won’t even be able to wait until they have fully cooled before you start munching on them. There is even the slight possibility that the whole batch will be gone before it even gets a chance to cool down.
Want my advice?
Make a double batch!