Sunday, May 24, 2015

Kicked up store bought Chex type mix

Wow, my best friend is coming over to watch the races on TV. What kind of munchies do I fix? Love the Chex Mix fresh from the oven but don't want to buy four boxes of cereal that will just go stale in the pantry. Try this: buy a couple of small bags of the store brand “knock-off” type. You can make it great at home while you are doing other things.

You probably have most of this in your pantry anyway, so dig it out and have a wonderful smelling kitchen when guests arrive.

    2 small bags of store brand party mix
  • 1/3 cup (6 Tablespoons) butter, melted and hot
  • 1 Tbs seasoned salt: If you don't have, try 2 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper,
      and ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbs low salt Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Wipe out the slow cooker and spray it well. Set on low.
Empty the bags into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together butter and seasoned salt until the salt is dissolved. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and garlic until combined.

Drizzle this over the cereal mix. Then give it a good, gentle stir to toss everything together. Use a rubber spatula in order to avoid breaking the cereal pieces.

Then put it in the slow cooker on low for about 3 hours.
HOWEVER remember two things! 
Leave a wooden spoon sticking out of the cooker to keep the lid from sealing (that would create steam and make everything soggy.)
Also every hour, lift the lid and give it a good stirring to keep anything from burning, you might do it twice in the final hour.

This will be hot! So spoon it out onto a lined baking pan to let cool slightly before serving to your guests. You will be saving money while building a reputation of a miracle worker in the kitchen!

Here's something different for the music:

Who ever you find company with on this holiday weekend: enjoy and remember. That is what it is all about – building memories. For you and for them!

Serving my Master Indy
To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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