". . . on an open fire . . ."
It seems early to hear that
unmistakable holiday lyric,
but fresh chestnuts are now in season.
And they do need to be roasted to enjoy.
If you see some at your local market,
why not give it a try?
It's easy. Here's how . . . .
Wash some chestnuts, and dry.
Cut an X in the top of each nut
(to keep them from exploding),
place in an iron skillet or
heavy baking sheet,
and place in a hot oven (375˚)
until golden brown.
Or you can place the skillet
"on an open fire",
and move the nuts briskly around.
And definitely serve with a mug
of holiday punch.
Don't wait for Jack Frost to nip at your nose.
(P.S. Today is the first day of autumn.)