Monday, September 12, 2011

NFL Kickoff Party

Sunday we threw a bit of a NFL Sunday kick off party. Not really a party, more like a few people hanging out really.

Lee requested my chex mix, and at the look of glee on his face in the grocery store, I gave in.

Here is how I made mine.

(4) cups of all 3 kinds of chex
(2) cups of mixed nuts
(2) cups of roasted peanuts (the sweet kind)
(2) sticks of butter (I KNOW)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
(4) tablespoons of Lawry's season salt
(1) tablespoon of garlic powder

Combine all cereal and nuts in very large roasting pan. Pre-heat oven to 325.
Melt the butter in the microwave and add seasonings.
Pour over cereal and nuts mixture and mix very well.
Bake in the oven, stirring every 20 minutes, for an hour.

You can certainly add other items like pretzels and garlic chips, but we really only enjoy the cereal and nuts part so that is why I came up with this.

On the sweet side, I mixed some of the left over nuts with some m&m's - LOVED IT.

What did you do for NFL Sunday?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Homemade Guacamole

For Labor Day I was asked to bring my guacamole over to a friends... this is how I make it:


  (1/2) Red Onion
  (4) Serrano peppers,  (1) lime
 Salt (to taste), cilantro (to taste)
 And (not pictured) tomatoes, cumin, and chili pepper. Mix together, forget to take a photo of it, and enjoy!

I also made a new version of the Sand Dollar Cookies. I cheated a little with the pre-made cookie dough
 Then added slivered almonds
 Cut the dough into unequal pieces

 Add the almonds and sprinkle with cinnoman/sugar mix
Bake @ 350 for 10 minutes!