THANKSGIVING: It's a party (mix)!
For our family, it will be pizza and a game night to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Instead of the traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, we'll get together Friday evening for a more casual celebration.
And while we play board games, we can munch on a new snack mix I tried out this week. We have several snack mix favorites that I make during the Christmas holidays. (See the links at the bottom of this post for more tried-and-true recipes from the County Line kitchen.)
I take them to our Moore family Christmas Eve celebration, and I give the mix in plastic gift bags as gifts from my kitchen.
I saw this mix before Halloween, but I decided to rename it and make it for our game night celebration. It combines salty pretzels and Bugles with Rice Chex in a butter and brown sugar syrup. Once it's baked and cooled, you mix in Reese's Pieces and seasonally-colored M&Ms. I had some fall M&Ms in my freezer, just waiting to be used.
You could use any holiday candy mix-ins and create your own variety. (Christmas is coming!) Or use candies that feature your favorite sports' team colors. The snack mix would be good for a college game day tailgate or for other Thanksgiving weekend football viewing. By the way, Brent and Susan will join us for the K-State vs. KU football game in Manhattan on Saturday. Go 'Cats!