Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tell Me the Truth-- Is This Too Much?

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He, He, He. You have to love a time of year when you can be over-the-top gaudy and no one thinks anything about it. :-)

And if, like me, you're looking for something yummy to nibble while you're wrapping a mountain of presents, try this.

3 cups popped popcorn
3 cups nacho cheese flavored snacks
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup Cheerios® or Nutragrain cereal
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 garlic clove, very finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1. Heat oven to 300ºF.
2. Mix popcorn, snacks, pretzels and cereal in large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients. Drizzle over popcorn mixture, tossing until evenly coated. Spread in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2X1 inch.
3. Bake uncovered 15 minutes, stirring twice. Cool. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Microwave Directions: Place butter, chili powder and garlic in 3-quart microwavable casserole or bowl. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir. Stir in popcorn, snacks, pretzels and cereal. Toss until well coated. Microwave uncovered 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until toasted. Cool and consume in huge quanitities.



Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Love the reindeer, Babe! And the snacks sound yummy. Have a wonderful holiday! JAC

Anonymous said...

LOL -- looks like someone is starting to find her Christmas Spirit. Love the decorations, and the recipes all sound so yummy. Your kitchen must smell so good right now!

Merry Christmas! :)

Babe King said...

Yep, I'm getting in the spirit, slowly, though I gotta tell ya, I've seen preschool concerts with more talent than in our local carols by candlelight tonight. And the kid who tried to stand on a folding chair and tumbled forward to land a sneaker in the middle of my spine wasn't helping either, but 2 vodka cruisers later and I'm over it. Of course, my spine is black and blue so I may not be able to move tomorrow.