12 Days of Thanksgiving: Homemade Chex mix in 15 minutes

As a Thanksgiving hostess for at least 15 of the last 20 years, I decided to share my wisdom in this series of posts called 12 Days of Thanksgiving. This is post #3 and we'll be making Chex Mix!

Some of you are saying, "Wait a minute! This post was supposed to be about pumpkin pureé for my pumpkin pies!" Yes, it was.

However, as with any masterfully created plan, stuff happens. The "stuff" that happened is one of my pumpkins rotted.

I needed a few more anyway, so I went hunting.

Nothing. I found NOTHING. There are no pie pumpkins at Aldi, Jewel, Peter Rubi's, Walmart or Mariano's. Jewel said they'd order some for me, but they wouldn't be in until Saturday.

I have plans for Saturday, so I tried one more place - Peapod.com. Violà!

I am scheduled to have 5 pie pumpkins delivered tomorrow. Whew. Thanksgiving without fresh pumpkin pie would have been a disaster! (Not really, but I'm going for a little drama here. I have some of the canned stuff that would have sufficed).

In the meantime, let's get to the Chex Mix. You'll find the original recipe at the link above. I don't use that recipe exactly. As with most things I cook, I tweaked it a bit to fit my family's tastes.

Making the mix takes about 15 minutes from melting the butter to dumping it out on the paper towels.

The cooling takes another 10-30 minutes depending on your household air temperature. We keep ours set at "Artic," so my mix was cool in about 8 minutes.

For my next installment...<In my best TV soap opera announcer voice>
"Will Peapod come through? Will the pumpkins ever arrive? What will the disappointed guests do to her if the pumpkins don't show up in time? Stay tuned for "As the Pumpkin Turns", Thursday at 8."

Matthew 6:31-34 (NIV)

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Source: Biblegateway.com

What specialties do you make for Thanksgiving? Did you know that you could make Chex Mix in the microwave, rather than in the oven?

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