Thursday, May 22, 2008

Memorial Day




Tomorrow starts the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. As you're out and about enjoying your day off at your picnics and gatherings please take a moment to remember the meaning of the day. Because of those who gave their lives in our armed forces, we have the freedom to celebrate as we choose.

To many, Memorial Day signifies the beginning of summer. True, but to me, there is an additional meaning. What is that, you ask? Chex mix. No, not the prepackaged stuff on the shelf in the grocery store. I'm talking about the homemade variety that I make myself. I have a recipe, sort of. It came to me by way of my mom but I'm not sure where it originated. Not that I follow it exactly as written anyway.

My chex mix is sooo much better. Not that I'm biased or anything. Nope, not me. It truly is better. My secret? More. More nuts, more spices, more margarine. More. I don't know about you but I find chex to be somewhat bland as it comes out of the box. Fine when you're consuming it for breakfast but as a snack it needs more flavor. I even customize different batches by levels of spiciness. Not everyone likes the same amount of cayenne pepper.

The thing about this is the quantity of chex mix I end up with. To me, it's kind of the same principle as soup. I have to keep making it until all the cereal is gone. Great for my friends because they all get some but where does one store 30 cups of chex mix while waiting to see them? Want some?

By the way, I did a guest blog over on Night Owl Romance today about my books. Stop by and see it if you have a minute.

8 comments:

Ashley Ladd said...

I'll take some chex mix. I like it okay. I think I'd like your recipe better than the store bought stuff.

Sandra Cox said...

We made Chex mix on New Year's eve for many, many years then I got lazy. Yup lots of nuts is good! We also add pretzels and cheddar cheese crackers.

Amarinda Jones said...

What the hell is Chex mix? First Ashley and now you confusing me...

barbara huffert said...

Chex mix = the 4 flavors of chex cereal tossed with mixed nuts and pretzel bits topped with margarine, soy sauce, Worchestershire sauce, garlic powder, paprika and red pepper. I make mine in a low heat electric frying pan.

Molly Daniels said...

Send some my way! I munch on it when reading:)

'Where to store 30 cups of chex mix'...at my house, of course! Okay...I'll not bee greedy. I'll only take half and you can store the rest for next year at RT???

Kelly Kirch said...

I suck at making chex mix. It never comes out right or consistently. Big bummer.

Amarinda Jones said...

what is chex cereal? Is it like breakfast cereal?...talking to a dumb Aussie remember.

barbara huffert said...

Yes, Chex is a breakfast cereal. Little woven squares in corn, rice, wheat, and bran flavors.