Welcome to my home. It is a very chilly morning here, but we are trying to keep warm while keeping our thermostat down to. All those afghans I have made are coming in handy.
Since this is the season for sharing, I wanted to share a couple of recipes with you. This is one of my son’s favorite snacks during the holiday season. I renamed it after him and don’t remember the original name, so it is Jordan’s Crunch.
4 c. bite sized shredded wheat biscuits
2 c. unsalted peanuts (dry roasted)
½ c. cooking oil
1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce
½ c. parmesan cheese
2 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
4 c. unsalted pretzels
Combine shredded wheat and peanuts in 9 x 13 pan. Stir together cooking oil and hot pepper sauce, drizzle over cereal mixture, tossing to coat evenly. Stir together parmesan, chili powder and garlic powder, toss with cereal mixture. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes. Stir in pretzels and bake 10 minutes more or a little longer.
I have a small collection of cookie jars that my mother has given me over the years for Christmas. I thought I would show them to you today. I'm sorry for the poor picture quality. Hopefully, you can't see the dust.
Another recipe that I think is good for entertaining is this cheese ball. Again, for lack of an official name it shall be called:
Judy’s Cheese Ball
2 pkgs. Cream cheese
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp Accent
1 bunch green onion, chopped
1 pkg. Carl Buddig’s beef, chopped
Mix all together, shape into a ball and roll in chopped nuts, if desired. Chill
I appreciate you stopping by for a visit today. Let us remember this is the season for giving, giving love, that is. Let’s give love extravagantly. A hug, a smile, an encouraging word, these things mean so much to others and cost us nothing.
Enjoy the season,