Thursday, September 20, 2012

Acorns Everywhere

After looking at the first four houses this afternoon and as we were waiting for our appointment to look at a fifth house, we stopped at a park to fill out a rental application for a house we kind of liked (it was in hardcore ghetto, but at least the bedrooms were laid out in a formation we liked, it had a basement, and a decent sized yard) and to let the kids run wild.  I expected that as soon as they were released from the van they would take off running toward the playground.

It turns out my children are squirrels.

Rather than rushing off to play, they squealed, "Look at all the acorns!  Mom, what can we put them in to collect some?"  I produced a plastic grocery bag that we keep in the vehicle for trash bags and they set to work collecting the nuts.  I think they ended up spending more time collecting acorns than they did playing!  You see, they know that tasty food can be made from acorns and were excited to do their part to collect the key ingredient in such delicacies as acorn pound cake.

Since we have all this craziness of looking for a house going on now, with the packing and moving that is to follow, I doubt I'll have a chance to post any fresh acorn recipes this year, but here is a compilation of my recipes and acorn instructions from last year:

Eating Acorns--How to gather and make acorn meal

Chocolate Chip Acorn Bar Cookies

Acorn Griddle Cakes

Apple Acorn Crumble

So now that you know acorns are food, get out there and start gathering them before the real squirrels get them all or they go to waste!


  1. Wow! I didn't know that acorns were edible. I thought I had looked that up a couple years ago and discovered they were toxic. I guess I best start picking!!!

  2. Thank you SO much for reposting this. I had collected all this info on my other pc and then it stopped working. I've had my fingers crossed ever since. Thank you.