This is a variation of a chex snack mix. I found the cute little "poem" at the St. Augustine's holiday craft bazaar but the lady did not know who the author was. I adapted their sweet treat to a salty snack--great for watching the football games while the turkey bastes or after dinner when the cards get dealt out--it's a nice accompianment to that turkey/stuffing/cranberry relish dagwood of a sandwich you are planning to make!
Thanksgiving Blessing Mix
The Bugles are a symbol of the Cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
The Pretzels represent arms folded in thanks and prayer.
The Candy Corn reminds us that during the first winter the pilgrims were allowed only a few kernels of corn per day because food was scarce.
The Fruit is a reminder that Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest.
The Peanuts represent seeds, the potential of the bounteous harvest of the next season if they are planted and well-tended.
1 box of Bugles
1 small bag of pretzels
4 oz. of candy corn
10 oz. of peanuts or mixed nuts
1/2 c. dried craisins
1 c. oil or 1 stick of melted butter
2 t. each of cumin, salt, celery salt, garlic powder and onion powder
2 t. worchestershire sauce
Mix all dry ingredients to combine. Whisk together oil and spices. Pour over mix and stir. Bake on low 250 for 20 min.
Tip: The "dried fruit" I chose to use was craisins but in the original package I bought , they had used "gummy" fruits, which some kids may prefer.
I learned to cook with my Gran. I can still see her reading a recipe and figuring out how she would make it better. She was fearless about substituting ingredients--but also knowledgeable. She approached food in the same way she built her antique business--appreciate quality ingredients and workmanship, but don't be a snob. I think I carry those same beliefs in my approach to cooking. I love family style dinners, I love a fancy ladies' luncheon with my wedding china, or a backyard seafood boil to celebrate my husband's birthday...I love to share food with others.