Oy! to the World

December 12, 2007 on 9:44 pm | By | In Recipes | 4 Comments

Puget Sound TrashNote to self: DO NOT sign up for another January marathon if you expect to have any time to celebrate the holidays.

I can’t freakin’ believe Christmas is just a week and a half away. I had such high hopes for this season — I’d prepare fabulous, homemade treats for all my clients, I’d send out Christmas cards at the beginning of the month, my house would be clean and decorated — but time has somehow managed to get away from me. Only one client will be receiving treats, and even then I’ve disappointed her (I prepared three dozen each of three types of cookies; one dozen of each for her, the other two for her daughter). However, despite the fact she’s on a diet and shouldn’t be eating such indulgences, the amount wasn’t enough.


So for now this blog will remain woefully ignored. I had actually started a post that consisted of various food “snippets,” — tidbits I’ve been collecting over the year that haven’t warranted a full post — but even posting those in a cohesive fashion has seemed daunting. For some reason I feel more compelled to write on my other blog, Eat Drink Run Woman, so if you’re really intrigued with my comings and goings, check that out.

In the mean time, I hope you enjoy my version of that holiday classic, Chex Mix. It’s an adaptation of Texas Trash from the El Paso Chile Company’s “Texas Border Cookbook.” (And yes, the photo above was taken LAST year, when I actually had time to make the stuff).

Puget Sound Trash

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup Chipotle Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
2 cups Fritos
2 cups Crispix cereal (or Chex)
2 cups Bugles
2 cups Cheez-its or Goldfish
2 cups Corn Nuts
1 1/2 cups pretzel sticks (the tiny ones)
1 cup pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds)
1 cup peanuts

Preheat oven to 250. Mix melted butter, Tabasco, Worcesteshire sauce, chili powder and oregano together until well blended. In a large bowl, toss Fritos, cereal, Cheez-its, corn Nuts, pretzels, pepitas and peanuts. Pour butter mixture over and stir to combine. Bake for about an hour, stirring every 10 minutes, until lightly browned.


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  1. Oh my god – that sounds so good! My husband just told me that I have to make it 🙂

    Comment by Caffienated Cowgirl — December 17, 2007 #

  2. Now I don’t feel so bad about you ignoring my blog. You’re ignoring you own as well.
    Love, Binga

    Comment by Kim Rogers — December 18, 2007 #

  3. Thank you for being so understanding Binga! (Today is Matthew’s birthday and we just returned from a fabulous dinner.)

    Comment by ovens2betsy — December 18, 2007 #

  4. No, that’s not trash…. THIS is trash:


    Comment by Andrea — January 6, 2009 #

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