Friday, March 9, 2012

Roasted Chickpeas

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My hubby came back home last Friday night! Lordy I missed him. He was away for 144 hours. 6 days if you want to count it like that. It was a really long time for me and for Moose too. He really missed his belly rubs.

So the boys and I roughed it alone. It did snow while John was away, so the kids had to get out and get shoveling alone. Jesse's friends stopped by and helped too. I paid them in hot oven grinders. It worked! I'll have to remember that, pay them in food.

We had a lot of quick dinners so I really didn't make anything "post worthy". I did make these roasted chickpeas.

My kids are hummus lovers. I always have a container in the fridge for them to snack on.

They can go through one container in an afternoon with no problem. I don't mind because there could be much worse things to snack on.

Since I knew they both loved the taste of chickpeas I thought I'd try roasting them with different flavors to give them something different to eat.

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This recipe is so easy.

Line a baking sheet with parchment. Lightly spray it with cooking spray. Heat the oven to 450. Drain 2 cans of chickpeas and lightly rinse. Put them on the baking sheet and roast them in the oven until they really puckered and dry (mine took about 40 minutes). As soon as you take them out of the oven throw them in a bowl and pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil over them. Then let your creative juices flow by adding in whatever seasoning floats your boat. I made cumin, chili powder and garlic for the first batch. I used a teaspoon of each. Second batch was cinnamon. Just a dusting. So good.

The possibilities for flavors are endless.

roasted chickpeas

Happy weekend all~
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