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.