Snack Mix

Snack Mix

 

Since my kids were small I have packed snacks for road trips.  The kids are older, and quite frankly, not on many road trips with us, but I still pack snacks.

On a recent trip to the beach I made this snack mix.  This snack mix travels great, and you will not find one at the store as flavorful as this.  You could leave the red pepper flakes out and it would be a great addition to your child’s lunchbox too.

I tried something new and I absolutely love it!  This recipe is basically the seasoning for Crackers with a Kick.  I substituted the crackers for a mixture of crispy cereals, pretzels and cheese crackers.  I did not use pecans, but I think it would be a great addition.  Also, I will definitely make a double batch next time!

Snack Mix
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 c. Crispix cereal
  • 3 c. wheat Chex cereal
  • 2 c. Cheez-it crackers
  • 1 c. mini pretzels
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 (0.4-oz.) pkg. Ranch dressing mix
  • ½ tbsp. red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Pour cereals, crackers, and pretzels into a large bowl, set aside.
  2. Melt butter. Add Ranch dressing mix, red pepper flakes, if using, and garlic powder. Mix together.
  3. Drizzle seasoning mix over cereal mixture and mix to cover all pieces.
  4. Pour onto two baking sheets, spreading to a somewhat single layer. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

 

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Easy & Tender Slow-Cooker London Broil

For 21 years Greg has always been the one to keep the grass cut at our houses.  However, when we moved to the farm we went from keeping a lot in a subdivision cut to approximately 3 acres of grass mowed.  Greg has a full time job so guess who cuts grass now.  I actually love it.  We bought a big zero turn mower when we moved here so I grab my iPod and ride.  I haven’t actually timed how long it takes me, but it is the majority of two days.

On those days I need to have something planned for dinner that is easy or we’re going out.  Last week I made this London Broil on one of my mowing days.  London Broil can be a tough cut of meat.  We typically buy them when they are on sale to make jerky.  Cooked like this, in a slow-cooker, it is tender & delicious & the gravy is great!

 

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Easy & Tender Slow-Cooker London Broil
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (3½-lb.) London Broil
  • 1 (0.87-oz.) pouch Brown Gravy mix
  • 1 (2.0-oz.) pouch Ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 (0.60-oz.) pouch Zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1½ c. water
Instructions
  1. Place roast in a slow cooker and set to low. Mix gravy mix, Ranch salad dressing mix, and Zesty Italian salad dressing mix with 1½ c. water. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
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