It’s been a good weekend! The Packers won. I finally feel 100% better after surviving that horrible stomach flu that’s been going around (I never get sick so it was ROUGH). I eventually got all caught up on my goals today after not being able to open my eyes to read or write last week. And today, the shin splint I developed after my 10 mile run last Saturday finally feels like it’s going away (I think…let’s hope). So all that makes today feel like the best day of 2015 yet!
Plus, we’re leaving the 70 degree Arizona weather this week to see my family in snowy Iowa and couldn’t be more excited! Sounds crazy, right? But we have very few plans except for staying inside by the fire, seeing my family, playing with my nieces and nephew, and visiting my mom’s quilt shop.
There are lots of recipes that remind me of home. Over the holidays this year, I made the Chex Mix my mom always used to make us when we were growing up. I am addicted to the stuff, one reason probably being that it makes me think of cold weather and holidays with family. If you like salt and Worcestershire sauce, you’ll love it.
Chex Mix Like Mom Used to Make
Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter in a 250 degree oven.
- 8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp onion salt or powder
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tsp seasoned salt
- 2 tsp lemon juice
Mix. Stir in 6 cups each of:
- Quaker corn bran
- Cheese crackers or fish
- and 1 can nuts
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!