Monday, November 16, 2009

Charlie Brown's Party Mix ~ FMM

Today's addition of Friend Makin' Monday is sharing winter recipes.

The topic of food is easy for me to talk/blog about. I love sharing recipes. I have been thinking all morning about which recipe to post and finally came up with an old favorite.
I thought back to my childhood, and things my mom would cook in the winter. She cooked lots of yummy food, but I always remember having Chex Mix ALL winter long.
We would grab a bowl full and watch football games, or I'd snuggle up with a blanket and good book and snack away. You could always smell the yummy~ness coming from the oven in the kitchen and I could hardly wait to eat it warm and fresh out of the oven.
Mom would put in in the same large gold Tupperware bowl...I love memories of being a little munchkin. I hope to pass some of my recipes on to my kids.
I hope they will associate food with fun times like I am doing now. okay okay...on to the recipe:

Charlie Brown's Traditional Party Mix

1/2 a stick of butter
1 1/4 teaspoons season salt
4 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
8 cups of Chex brand cereal (corn, rice, or wheat)
1 cup peanuts
1 cup pretzel sticks

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a open roasting pan melt butter in oven. Stir in seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce. Gradually add cereals, nuts and pretzels. Stir until all pieces are evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on absorbent paper to cool. 

I usually add a few extras...chili cheese Fritos, and even potato strings.

Store in airtight container.

The recipe card in my hand is dated 1989. I have had this card in my recipe box forever! I love recipes/cards/books almost as much as I love pictures.
They all tell a story! I'm guessing I cut it out of a magazine and taped it onto a recipe card. And I know what your are thinking...why make this mix when you can just buy it in a bag? It is much better this way...trust me.
Your turn: head on over to Amber's blog and link up to post your FAV winter recipe too. I am going back over there myself and grab some recipes.

9 comments:

Kelli said...

I love this stuff and can munch on it forever. Thanks for sharing...I will be sure to include this to my collection.

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

This sounds super..I remember puppy chow (chex with powdered sugar, chocolate, etc.) Yum...:)

Fun topic...:)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing your recipe and your memories! And you are SO right....it taste so much better homemade than out of the bag!

Lauren said...

homemade chex mix is the best!! We called it trash. You could also make a sweet version called white trash with peanut butter and powdered sugar. Yum-o!

shortmama said...

My hubs and oldest love that stuff...Im not a fan lol.

I love recipes...whether something you create or cookbooks or recipes handed down...truly Im addicted!

Jean Stockdale said...

Love this stuff!!

Blessings.

LAURA said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm sure the kids will love helping me make it and of course they will love eating it to... because that is all my kids do... eat. If they aren't eating they are begging for food. You would think I never feed them.

Christie said...

Sounds so yummy, I love chex mix!

Bonnie said...

This is perfect.......I never by the already made Chex Mix in the store because it has too many bad ingredients but my kids always want it. Now I can make it and know what's in it. Simple recipes are the BEST!Thanks for sharing! I LoVE that you've had the card for 20 years!