Pralines

Ask your spouse what pralines are. If your spouse is a man, chances are they will have no idea. If your spouse is a woman, she will wonder why you are asking such an obvious question.

I recently learned myself what they are. I was driving to Costco, about 10 miles away, and I asked my wife if she needed me to pick up anything. She said she needed more pecans, and when I was in the store, I noticed a big plastic jar of pralines that looked similar but much better, so I got them.

Pralines are the most delicious things I have ever tasted. (I have always liked pecans anyway.)

Pralines are pecans with a candy coating of brown sugar. My mother used to make them herself in her oven, very occasionally, usually near a holiday and gave them out as gifts, but she did not call them anything (that I heard). Apparently, there are different styles, but they differ only in physical form, and are basically the same. Growing up, I got to eat the burnt ones. The brand Costco sells are perfect.

Praline is also a flavor, and pralines are often sold as a chocolate candy with a praline-flavored nougat center to non-purists. Be careful what you order.

If you are a woman, you probably already know about pralines. If you are a man, it is all new to you, but you will forget it by tomorrow, illustrating my point.

RWalck@Verizon.net

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About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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