Saturday, May 31, 2008

Recipe Swap

One of my favorite people in the world is Nancey Ingram. She a "mature" woman (how's that, Nancey?!) who is steadfast in her friendship to me even when it's costly! We really got to know one another while heading up the women's retreat for three years together. I'm the one to call if you need a spreadsheet done or something fixed. So, I took the organizing of the lists and the nuts and bolts calls. Nancey was the one I sent the women to who just needed someone to talk to! I've never enjoyed serving with anyone more. Afterwards we were the dearest of friends. She never fails to make me laugh and also to remind me that loving God, delighting in God is not an option. She can let me vent and then pull my face to Jesus again and again. I'm so grateful to God for the gift of having met her and for somehow giving me favor in her sight.

But...she's not perfect. There was one time near Christmas when she gave me something that she never should have. Addicting isn't quite the word. I have never, ever served this stuff or given it away without someone clutching at me, demanding the recipe. It really is one of the best things you can serve a crowd. It is also our favorite teacher gift because we only give them a little. After they taste it and beg for the recipe, we trade it for a few points on the final.

No, we don't...but not a bad idea...

Here you go...don't ever make it when you are alone...or at least be smart enough to just go ahead and start a second batch!

Tijuana Trash

4 cups Bite sized Tostitos
3 cups Crispix cereal
1 bag popped microwave popcorn
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chili powder

Mix chips, cereal and popcorn in a large baking dish or foil pan. Mix rest of ingredients in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil over med-low heat. Drizzle over dry ingredients, stirring often. Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 20 minutes. Pour onto foil to cool. Break up as it cools.

  • Yes. I know those ingredients are odd. You will not believe how good this is!
  • We usually snap the chips in half before stirring them in.
  • We never use popcorn because we LOVE the chips, so I just usually do those and cereal.
  • You can use corn chex or whatever instead of Crispix.
  • It is really not spicy with that much cayenne. We usually up it to at least 3/4 tsp when we make it for others and up it to 1 tsp for our family.


eileen mom nana said...

Now I have to go to the store! For everyone, Kim is so right when she says "do not make it when you are alone"! Or do just that when you need a really good "pick me up" ~ take one recipe to a friend & keep telling yourself "just one more bite"!!

eileen mom nana said...

Nuts? Doesn't it have nuts??

Kim said...

The nuts were our addition... Basically, we add whatever is in the pantry that even might work!