Saturday, December 6, 2014

Making Chex Mix Snacks & a Card

Hi there everyone. How is your day going. It's a lovely, sunny, balmy day of 32 degrees. A good day to Sun-Bathe or sit on the front porch????

As you can see in the following pictures, I made some chex mix. This is my second batch of the goodness, thought for sure that first batch would last at least till after Christmas. Guess JP and I were munching on it more then I realized. Then I ran out of pretzels.....oh, oh time to make some more. I did give a bag away to a trucker, guess I will give him another bag. Oh and I probably will send a bag to my Step-father in Las Vegas. I am sure that is something he can eat. He doesn't want money or candy...the last couple of years I have sent him a stuffed can just send so many animals. He likes doing cross word puzzels, but cannot see very well to do them. I think that is what has kept his mind sharp. SO I think Chex Mix would be the sealed deal....cause he can munch while watching TV.

So in this picture is the chex mix on the was a bit better. There are pretzels, oyster crackers, M&M's, peanuts, Wheat chex and rice chex.
The lighting was not very good in this picture as I took it in the far corner of the kitchen standing in front of the light. Oh get the idea.

For the mixture, I used 1 package of Ranch dressing, 1 stick of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of Worcester sauce, and maybe 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mixed together and poured over the pretzel/chex mix. Trying to mix real well so that every morsel is covered. Then I covered my pizza pans and cookie sheet with parchment paper and poured the mix on the sheets, spreading them out evenly and sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on top. Baked at 250-300 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the mixture is hot to touch. Then let cool and munch!!!.
This is my snowman card. I got the idea off of Pinterest. It is made with the "Work of Art" stamps from Stampin'up. I really thought this was a great idea, so I made some Christmas and Happy New Year cards. Need to make some more for Hospice.....maybe a "Winter thinking of you" card. I will be putting a Happy New Year card in my Etsy store for $3.00 along with a set of Winter/Christmas Note cards in a case ($12) I made these last year at Christmas. Was a bit too late to list them in my store.

A side note: some other ideas that can be made with this set of stamps is the American flag, a sail boat and a butterfly....I have tried the sail boat...but must try the butterfly and flag soon and very soon.

Well, time to close this blog. Need to get going on sending Christmas cards out and getting downstairs and bring some Christmas ornaments up for decorating. You all have a great day and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise


NanaDiana said...

SUCH a cute card, Louise! You do such a nice job. I am finally getting back around to visit a bit. The Chex mix looks good. I haven't made a batch yet this year but I will.

Did you know they make large-print crossword puzzle books? I have seen them around. Might be good for your FIL for another time.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana

Attic Clutter said...

HI Louise..
yum (:)

I need to make some stuff for a few gifts too..that looks so good..I was thinking of some spiced nuts.... cheese balls I make too..
Such a CUTE snowman card on here..
hugs my friend... Patty

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Diana...Good to see you again. I shall have to check that out...large print cross word puzzle books. He might like that.
Thanks on the card.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty...oh I know...addicted to chex mix snacks now. cheese balls sounds like a good addition..might try that next time. Thanks on the snowman card...he was fun to make.

Patricia said...

Hi, It's that time of year, for goodies to give, cards to make and send, and sharing time together.
The snack mix sounds good. Take care and enjoy.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patricia,
Yes...I am addicted to chex mix and my doggie likes them too. I think she likes the crunchy sound. Yep..10 more days and it is all over but the shouting. Probably will get my cards out tomorrow. No presents this year, not unless I repent.


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