I’ve been eating this peanut brittle for as long as I can remember and I’m so excited to serve it on Thanksgiving! Yeah, my menu isn’t even close to planned yet but at least I know I’m making this…I’m thinking of adding pine nuts and rosemary but we shall see. My Savtah Adina would made this peanut brittle every weekend, along with some other treats like homemade candy cane ice cream, meringues, manelbrodt, gum drop cookies, lemon cookies, hazenbluzen (fried dough with powdered sugar goodness). She would store the desserts in tins and keep them in a closet near her laundry room (to hide them in plain site, I guess?)…so basically, we just hung out near the closet all the time. Gives new meaning to closet eating, doesn’t it?!? Yes, don’t worry, I will share as many of her recipes as I can when I write my cookbook in her memory!
Now, my mom makes the peanut brittle every weekend and I love that my kids are building their own memories of their grandmother baking desserts for them. I am so proud to pass on this tradition through food and one day, my grandkids will watch me make peanut brittle too!