I feel the Header Picture needs an explanation. Snack food for iShare?? Picking pictures is very difficult. It was difficult picking categories too! iShare is somewhat of a catchall. I will share anything here that does not fit elsewhere. It also includes an ‘iGive’. While doing a Covey workshop for work, we needed to come up with a personal philosophy. I liked the common ’Live, Laugh, Love’, but for me it also needs a Learn, Give added to the end; Live, Laugh, Love, Learn, Give. This explains the White Trash, which is the picture at the top.
At Christmas I love to give. I also like to make the effort to make something personal for people. The kids give a little something to their guide/scout leaders or coaches for their various activities. Family members and teachers also get some goodies. I give to the secretarial staff and my colleagues I work closely with and some to friends. Oliver’s favourite is White Trash. I have to give credit to a childhood friend, Dianne Pearson Magee. She showed a picture with a title ‘White Trash’ on her Facebook page, I was intrigued so I Googled it. Many recipes will appear! We make our own version:
1 box Golden Grahams Cereal
1 half box Rice Chex (I get from States)
1 bag pretzels (at Christmas Food Basics or Sam’s Club has Christmas Shaped ones)
2 bags microwave popcorn (make sure there are no kernels)
I bag chocolate something (M & M’s or PC Fudge bits- in picture)
I bag Skor bits (I omit for Oliver)
2 bags white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons, shortening, lard or vegetable oil
The ingredients can be adjusted to individual tastes, for instance, nuts can be added or different cereal used.
- Mix dry ingredients (except for chocolate) in a very large bowl. I use my roasting pan.
- Melt chocolate and shortening in double boiler or slowly in microwave, stirring often.
- Pour chocolate on dry ingredients, mixing well to coat, add chocolate before it sets!
- Let cool, then break apart. Keep in sealed bags.
- Eat, share and then make another batch!!!
In my experience, doing this brings a little bit of happiness to a whole lot of people. I like that!