Roasted chestnuts... the quintessential holiday snack. Eat them warm from the shell or pop a few open to enjoy in a salad, muffin, or cookie. They are pretty easy to roast in your oven if it is too cold outside to roast them over a fire (and you have a closed gas fireplace like me).
1. Cut a long slit into each chestnut using a serrated bread knife.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chestnuts in a pan, cover with water, bring to a simmer for eight minutes.
3. Drain and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm.