Saturday, January 10, 2015
Have you tried Chex Mix baked the original way?
10:50 pm cst
Thought I'd share an old recipe that you don't see baked anymore.
The cereal box has a microwave version that may be quicker but I don't think is as good. Donald's mom always served a close
version of this every Christmas. Her's was always so good and she would send a bit of it home with everyone. I've made a few
changes from the old recipe, adding more butter, spices and Texas pecans instead of mixed nuts. I like wheat and rice cereal
but you can use 3 cups each of rice, corn and wheat. That's the fun of recipes.. To change them up and make them your own!
Baked Chex Mix
2 1/2 sticks butter
4 1/2 cups rice Chex
4 1/2 cups wheat Chex
2 cups bite size pretzels or sticks
2 cups garlic bagel chips, broken into pieces
2 cups Texas pecans
4 tablespoons worsechishier
2 1/2 teaspoons season salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven or large, deep casserole dish in the oven. Remove from oven.
Add spices and worsechishier sauce to melted butter and mix well. Add cereal and remaining items and toss well in butter
Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove
from oven and stir well. Repeat 3 more times baking a total of one hour. Remove from oven and spread evenly on two paper towel
lined cookie sheets to cool. Store in air tight containers. Makes about 12 cups.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
2:46 pm cdt
Snip the blooms off your basil plants and you will have more leaves that are usable in your recipes.
Basil is easy to grow on your patio or window sill in pots. The plants are easily available at your local nursery or in seed
packets both on-line or in stores. I've planted both plants and seeds in pots on our patio at home and love the ability to
add fresh basil to our pastas and pizzas. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh picked from your own garden!
Basil is a sinch to freeze too. Wash and pat dry your leaves. Lay the leaves out on a clean, dry white paper towel.
Cover with a second paper towel. Tightly roll the basil up in paper towels and place in a freezer bag. Colour will darken
after freezing. Use as you would fresh in recipes.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Ride in the country... Thank a Farmer!
2:55 pm cdt
Weekends are a great time to take a drive in the country. This time of year our Texas back roads are full
of color and growth.
Be sure to pull over and take a look up close.
It's nice for our children to have an idea where our food really comes from. A farmer... and not just
a grocery store.