"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Grandma Nano's Party Chex Mix Recipe Recipe

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Kua'ana Barquis
Added: Monday, June 8, 2009


Wheat Chex Cereal
Corn Chex Cereal
Honey (optional)
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (any variety)
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Pretzels (or other pretzels)
Cajun Spices (any brand) or Spicy Seasoning Salt
Worcestershire Sauce
Cashews (optional), etc.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350

In large, deep oven roaster, melt 1 stick of butter (the butter will melt quickly).

Once the butter is melted, add several tablespoons of Worcestershire, honey and several tablespoons of Cajun or Spicy Seasoning Salt right into the melted butter.

Stir butter mixture to combine seasonings and Worcestershire.

Add in about 1/2 box of each type of cereal.

Add pretzels, goldfish and peanuts/cashews.

Stir to coat evenly.

Cook in oven for about :30 minutes, but continue to stir mixture every few minutes so that the coating is evenly distributed.

When coating is very dry on all of the cereal and other ingredients, take out of the oven (about :30 minutes). Line containers with a paper towel, then store party mix in containers or Holiday tins.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe brings great memories of my mother-in-law, Bernice Holt-Schwenk. She would make this recipe every Christmas. Each one of us got a large bag in our stockings or own the pool table with our names on it. We would make sure we ate all of hers before eating ours; she would have it in a large bowl on the dining table. She gave me this recipe because she said she was tired of doing it and she was getting too old. She would say, I know you all love it, so someone needs to start doing this Schwenk tradition. She died a lonely woman, missing her grandchildren. The last time I called her, she said please come and visit, tell Chris (now Keivalei) to stop by and to live with me. She always made sure at Christmas time, her grandchildren had an abundance amount of gifts. She told me $50 is my limit for each family member but we all knew she always over did it-her Sears catalogue would be marked with a K for Kawika and C for Chris, very rarely would we see L for Lashaun-her grandchildren marked almost every toy on every toy page. I will be sure to pass on this recipe so her memory will always live. Aloha ke Akua 'ia 'oe, 'O Grandma Nano!

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