Just a Sandwich in EasyLunchboxes and Snack Box

I know Little Sis is getting just as tired of hearing the question "What do you want for lunch today?" as I am of asking it! Just 3 more days until we track out (we go to year round schools where kids go school for 9 weeks and then get a break or track out for 3 weeks and alternate on that schedule all year long. It's AWESOME!) so we are hanging on by a thread. Today she answered, "I'll just take a sandwich" to which I fist pumped, either in my head or actually w/ my fist - I can't quite remember as I hadn't had my coffee yet. I was excited becase she likes the easiest sandwiches: 2 slices of bread, cheese and meat. Nothing else! But I really don't think this looks like JUST A SANDWICH, do you? And it's all thanks to my EasyLunchboxes, Snack Box and Pick Ease pick!

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When I got the new snackbox, I really thought I'd be using them for just snacking on-the-go like when going on trips or driving between practices and activies, but I've found that they complement ELBs perfectly in school lunches, especially Little Sis' who NEEDS more food and I love that they have minimized my washing of miscellaneous small containers that I still ended up packing because someone just won't stop growing like a weed! haha.

Anyway, just loving our new addition to my lunch box family - the EasyLunchboxes SnackBox! See below to order a set of your own!

In this lunch:
  1. Just a sandwich made with Nature's Own White Wheat bread, Applegate Ham and Colby Jack Cheese
  2. Cheez-It Grooves, a new family fave
  3. Annie's Organics Fruit Snacks
  4. Carrots
  5. Sabra Hummus
  6. Pretzels
  7. Strawberries
While I'm add it, I might as well add another lunch! Day 2 of a 3 day school week. Little Sis was in the mood for Pizza Bites today so pizza she got! We love these appetizers from Trader Joe's. They're made with wholesome ingredients without any preservatives and yucky stuff like that. They smell soooooooo good out of the oven, taste so good and are so fun. Little Sis' only regret is they are cold when she eats them at lunch, so sometimes I'll let her sneak one in the morning. ;)

Little Sis has really been enjoying packing her snacks in these new boxes, even if she packs the same stuff two days in a row. haha!

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In this lunch:
  1. Trader Joe's mini pizzas
  2. Cheez-It Grooves, a new family fave
  3. Annie's Organics Fruit Snacks
  4. Carrots
  5. Sabra Hummus
  6. Pretzels
  7. Orange
And my last lunch of the week! I get to sleep in tomorrow (and the next THREE WEEKS - WOO HOO! :)

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In this lunch:
  1. Annie's Homegrown - Pizza Poppers!
  2. Wheat Thins
  3. Pepperoni and Laughing Cow Cheese
  4. Snap Peas
  5. Grapes
  6. Orange
  7. Bake Crafters (Nut-free!) Chocolate Chip Cookie
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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)


       

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Fish Sandwiches and a Side Salad for Lunch

The girls got fish sandwiches in their lunch boxes today. They smelled so good that I really wished I had made 3, so I could eat one for breakfast!

Fish sandwich and side salad in our lunch boxes

In this lunch:
  1. Fish nuggets from Trader Joe's on Martin's Potato Rolls hot dog bun with a side of tartar sauce
  2. Side salad w/ a ranch packet that Little Sis brought home from school the other day
  3. Crunchmaster Gluten-free crackers with Sabra Hummus
  4. Dole's dice peaches, non-GMO!
  5. Cape Cod Potato chips (aka Coach John chips because Little Sis' coach brought them to one of our team parties several years back) in our Blue Avocado reusable bags
  6. Chocolate Dove Milk Chocolates just because we have SO much Easter candy around here

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner, following My Epicurean Adventures on Facebook or on Instagram - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

Visit the EasyLunchboxesStore on Amazon (click on link or picture below) to get a set of your own!


    

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The Best Blueberry Muffins and Fresh Cranberry Muffins

I've written posts about blueberry muffin recipes before but this one is definitely my favorite. Not only is it simple to make, it's also super moist and super delicious - even when I sneak in healthier stuff like flax seed, wheat germ and collagen protein powder! And no one ever seems to notice the difference. ;) I ran across My Recipes' Fresh Cranberry Muffins last Thanksgiving when I had an excess of fresh cranberries and didn't want them to go to waste. I decided to make scones and muffins. They turned out amazing! Then I subbed cranberries with blueberries and once again, WOW! While I love them both, I think the cranberry orange muffins just barely edge out the blueberry muffins by a crumb. ;)

Amy, here is the recipe you've been waiting for so patiently! Thanks for the motivation!

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The Best Blueberry Muffins and Fresh Cranberry Orange Muffins
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
Adapted from My Recipes' Fresh Cranberry Muffins
https://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2018/03/the-best-blueberry-muffins.html

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INGREDIENTS:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
2 Tbsp wheat germ (optional)
2-4 Tbsp collagen protein powder (optional)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) - for blueberry muffins
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped - for cranberry orange muffins
1 tsp grated orange rind (zest) - for cranberry orange muffins
3/4 milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/4 cup turbinado sugar (or larger crystal sugar)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F and grease regular-sized 12-muffin pan (or use liners)
  2. Combine flour, flax seed, wheat germ, protein powder, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix well with a whisk.
  3. Mix in blueberries or cranberries and orange zest and coat w/ flour mixture.
  4. Make a well in the center and add milk, butter, vanilla and egg and stir until just moist.
  5. Spoon batter evenly into 12 muffin cups
  6. Top each muffin w/ about 1/2 tsp of turbinado sugar (or larger crystal sugar)
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in muffin center comes out just clean.

Note: These muffins freeze well. Bake them ahead of time, cool completely and store in freezer bags. To serve, cover frozen muffins in aluminum foil and bake at 350ΒΊ F in your oven or toaster for 15 minutes or until heated throughout.

Makes about 12 servings.

Enjoy!

Here's a pic of the Cranberry Orange version. Yum.

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

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The Lunch Post

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I've been packing lunches for my girls for about 10 years now and here are some of the reasons why I started:
  1. Both of girls have severe peanut/tree-nut allergies (one to tree-nuts only, one to both)
  2. One of my girls started out as a very picky eater
  3. That same girl is also a veeeerrrrry sllooooooow eeeeaaaaater
  4. Reduce waste, both food and packaging
  5. HealthIER eating
  6. More time to eat, ie not stand in long/slow lines during short lunch periods
  7. Get primo lunch seating because they don't have to stand in line to buy lunch
Most of these reasons still stick, some not as much, but for the past few years now, my girls have been exclusively taking lunch, mostly for reason 6 & 7 (lol), which naturally leads me to:

PACKING DAILY LUNCHES GETS REALLY OLD, REALLY FAST!!

...so over the years, I've become more streamlined and even more no-nonsense than I've ever been when it comes to lunch-packing. Sorry, you won't find many cutesy lunches here! lol.

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Here are some things that really help my sanity. Maybe they'll help yours as well!

INVEST IN SOME QUALITY BENTO GEAR
Finding the right gear for various kinds of lunches will make lunch packing a whole lot easier and even more fun! Here are some staples that I just can't live without anymore.

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EasyLunchboxes were my first ever bento box. I found them online after I got sick and tired of washing the million small containers and lids I used to pack Big Sis' snacks & lunches. They were exactly what I was looking for: 2 pieces with divided compartments, affordable and durable. I STILL have some from my original set today (about 8 years later), in addition to the second set I bought because I used them and loved them so much. These, by design, are not leak-proof so little hands can open and close them easily, so I purchased a set of leak-proof Little Dippers, too, for the occasional drippy side.
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Lemon Lush

A couple months ago, a good friend of ours came to visit for the weekend. I was looking for a new dessert to make so I had the hubby and him choose one from Pinterest. I have to say, I really got a kick of them watching them scroll through Pinterest discussing the pins. lol. They quickly honed in on The Girl Who Ate Everything's Lemon Lush Dessert and it turned out to the perfectly light and lemony (but not too lemony which completely wrecks it for me) treat I ever could have imagined. The homemade whipped cream was literally the icing on the cake. It was an immediate hit and is a new family favorite. Well, minus Little Sis who just isn't into this sort of dessert. Oh well, more for us!

The perfect summer treat - light and just the right amount of lemon!

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I had to make a couple changes to the recipe to make it nut-free and a wee bit healthier, but I'm sure it's just as delicious made as-is. Here's my version:

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Lemon Lush
Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything
By happyvballgirl @ MyEpicureanAdventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2017/06/lemon-lush.html

INGREDIENTS:

Crust:
2 cups flour (I used 1/2 cup whole wheat + 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour)
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
2 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
2 Tbsp wheat germ (optional)

Cream Cheese Filling:
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Pudding Layer
2 (3.4 oz) packages instant lemon pudding
3 cups milk

Whipped Cream
1 1/2 cups heavy whipped cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Crust: In the bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment, beat butter and graham cracker crumbs until combined, about 1 minute. Add flour, flax seed and wheat germ (if using) and mix just until the mixture is crumbly, about 10 to 15 seconds. You can also use a hand mixer or just blend manually with a pastry blender, 2 knives or simply 
  3. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. I usually line mine with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let crust cool completely. I usually just let this sit for a couple hours before starting on the fillings.
  4. Cream Cheese Layer:  In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled crust.
  5. Pudding Layer: In the same bowl, because I like to use as few bowls as possible ;), mix the lemon pudding and milk together and beat for 3 to 5 minutes. Let the mixture set slightly in the fridge if it's not thick yet. Once it has thickened a little, spread it over the cream cheese layer. I use a rubber spatula to really clean out that bowl well so I don't have to even rinse it. lol.
  6. Whipped Cream: In same bowl still, but rinsed out if you'd like, beat the heavy cream and pwdered sugar until soft peaks form. Spread over pudding mixture.
  7. Chill dessert until ready to serve.
Makes about 15 servings.

The perfect summer treat - light and just the right amount of lemon!

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

   

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Kale Pasta Salad

Though I love to cook, I really don't like to watch cooking shows, but somehow my aunt got interested in The Pioneer Woman and now I occasionally watch it when I actually sit down to eat lunch. I love Ree Drummond's recipes and am always inspired to cook (and even clean/organize my home) after watching an episode. Just the other day, I saw an episode where she made Kale-Pasta Mason Jar Salad and was really excited about trying it out, sans the mason jar. As cute as it looks in there, I just can't see enjoying eating a salad out of one. Plus there's no way I'll send them to school! lol. Here's my version, made with Red Lentil Bean pasta from Trader Joe's (gluten-free AND very high in protein because it's made from, you got it, red lentil bean flour - thanks for the tip, Janeanne!). I also added some sauteed chicken thighs seasoned with salt and pepper. It was DELICIOUS!!

Kale Pasta Salad Lunches: Super healthy AND delicious! Great for kids and grown-ups alike, too!

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I decided to go out on a limb this morning and packed the girls this pasta salad for lunch. I warned them ahead of time and told them to expect something different and new. Big Sis was good with it as was Little Sis. Little Sis saw what it was ahead of time and said it not only looked good, it smelled delicious. Definitely a good sign. :)

So here's Big Sis' Lunch, complete with the homemade granola bar they never seem to get tired of and a package of applesauce and fruit snacks.

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Little Sis' came with strawberries, a Fuji apple and a cookie in addition to the granola bar.

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I'm super happy to report that both girls really liked it!

Big Sis had a make up test during lunch and the poor thing didn't eat a thing at school today. :( So when she came home, she was STARVING. I made her a new batch of this and she gobbled it up! Well... except she picked out some of the kale, which is not too surprising since it was a little bitter. Next time, I'm using spinach! While she was eating, she remarked, "I don't know if it's because I'm sooooo hungry, but this pasta salad is delicious!" lol.

Little Sis' came home gobbled too, but she picked out the tomatoes, which DID surprise me. She said they were too juicy. lol. Next time, I'll just cut them in half. She did complain that hers leaked in her bag, so next time I may need to use a different lunch container. Easylunchboxes by design aren't leakproof so if carried upright, it's fine. Unfortunately, neither of their lunches are carried upright. haha. Big Sis' didn't have a problem though... oh well. Still a big win in my book!

An I have to add that last night, Little Sis asked me "Mommy, can you pack something new and interesting again for lunch tomorrow??!!?" Hee hee. Sadly, she just got a boring ol' sandwich today. lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner, following My Epicurean Adventures on Facebook or on Instagram - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

             

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts. Some people love 'em, some people turn their noses up to 'em. I used to be a nose-turner, especially after trying them for the first time in my college dorm cafeteria. Bleah. But Brussels sprouts have come a long way since then. A few years ago, I tried some in a fancy restaurant and couldn't believe how delicious they were, so I started making them at home.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & how to roast 'em. It's really simple and goes great with just about anything. Served here with sauteed shrimp, mushroom risotto and plain ol' white Italian bread.

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They're incredibly easy to cook at home and come out really tasty. Even the girls eat them! Big Sis prefers the crispy leaves that fall of the sprout but will eat a few whole sprouts while Little Sis just enjoys it all.

While this isn't really a recipe with specific amounts, here's how I roast my Brussels sprouts:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan w/ cooking oil
  3. Rinse in cold water, pat dry, trim and half Brussels sprouts.
  4. Put them in a large bowl and generously coat them in olive oil or grape seed oil and mix well.
  5. Scatter them onto greased pan and sprinkle with some kosher salt and pepper.
  6. Optionally, sprinkle some fresh crushed garlic or a hint of garlic powder
  7. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until sprouts are tender (test with fork). Sometimes I tousle with them using a spatula, sometimes I don't. They seem to turn out fine either way.
Remove from oven and scoop them onto your plate or into a bowl. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese or cheese from a bag, or just eat as-is. Whatever your pleasure. :)

Enjoy!

The meal above is Mushroom Risotto, shrimp sauteed in butter and white wine with a little salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley, along with a side of plain ol' white Italian bread. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner, following My Epicurean Adventures on Facebook or on Instagram - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

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Ham n' Cheese Sliders and Cream Cheese n' Chive Crackers for Lunch

Happy New Year! :)

Wow, is this really my first post of the new year? I've been slack! And the funny thing is, I was going to be more consistent with posting this year. I guess not! So much for new year resolutions! lol.

One thing's for sure... I haven't been posting lunches as much over the past year because, while I've still been making them, like EVERY DAY because the girls haven't wanted to buy lunch for couple years now, I feel like it's been much of the same ol' ol'. Well, I actually have a few things to say about today's lunch, so here's my first post of the year! Let's see if I can still remember how to do this! ;)

Ham and cheese sliders for lunch!

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In this lunch:
  1. Ham and cheese sliders 
  2. Celery and carrots with Marzetti's French Onion Dip 
  3. Deliciously sweet fresh pineapples and grapes 
  4. Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers and Philadelphia Chive and Onion Cream Cheese 
  5. Pirate's Booty 
  6. Clif Kid Protein Bar 
  7. Good ol' H20 in our awesome Simple Modern Stainless Steel 17oz water bottle that keeps water cold ALL DAY LONG!
Yes, this is a pretty big lunch for a 10 year old, but Little Sis noted that I did not pack her enough to eat the other day so I'm making up for it today. I guess there's a reason she's been over 5 feet tall since her mid-nines!
Let's start with these ham and cheese sliders from the Girl Who Ate Everything. They are among BOTH girls' all-time faves. They'll gobble them up each and every time I make them and today, I was just in a gobbly mood. I threw them together in no time flat* and popped 'em in my new-ish Breville toaster oven that I am completely in LOVE with... Voila!!

Ham and cheese sliders for lunch boxes. Super easy and super yummy!

*note (did you notice my * above?): To make this a super easy lunch to prepare quickly in the mornings, I make the poppy seed butter ahead of time and just store it in a Pyrex container in my "sandwich fixin's fridge organizer" and simply use as needed. I've found that it keeps for a good long time. Of course you can assemble the sandwiches the night before and spread the butter and bake in the morning IF you like doing stuff the night before. I don't. lol. See my nifty organizer?

Sandwich fixins fridge organizer - makes for quick and easy lunches in the morning

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Sandwich fixins fridge organizer - makes for quick and easy lunches in the morning

Then I can just grab some bread and yank this bad boy out on sandwich lunch mornings. Makes lunch-packing a wee bit more bearable. ;)

On celery and chip dip: Little Sis started liking and eating celery only recently. Sweet! I've never been a fan of celery myself, but lately, I've been enjoying its crispy, crunchy freshness as a snack and I think it must have rubbed off on her. She particularly enjoys them with chip dip. Chip dip is something she discovered a couple years back. This recent Facebook memory had me laughing about it all over again:

While munching on and really enjoying some Utz potato chips (our fave!) last week with her daddy, Little Sis mused "I wish there was something I could dip these potato chips in. I think it would just taste soooo good." Lol. Poor deprived little thing. lol. Her eyes lit up and she let out a big "MMMMMMMMMMM!" when Daddy gave her some ranch dressing in lieu of actual potato chip dip. lol.

Ok. Next stop: Cheese and crackers. For the longest time, Little Sis has been pining over these Lance cream cheese & chives crackers but has never been able to eat them because they either contain or may contain peanuts. They have always just looked so delicious to her. :(


Then it hit me a few weeks ago when I bought some chive & onion cream cheese for some friends who were visiting for the weekend. They love bagels and cream cheese so I bought a flavor other than plain or strawberry! Paired with whole wheat crackers, they were quite tasty.... and quite a hit with both Little AND Big Sisses. Now Little Sis can enjoy these crackers whenever she wants! :) DUH! Why didn't I think of this sooner?!? ;)

Nut-free cream cheese and chives crackers. A delicious snack for all ages.

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Lastly, when I received this awesome set of picks from Pick Ease about a year ago, I was stoked about the soccer pick, as the girls both spend an abnormal amount of time on the soccer fields but I couldn't care less about the baseball/softball one. I'm not sure that I've ever even used it before! lol.


...but as of like last week, Little Sis has picked up a 3rd sport and is loving it so far. Her daddy randomly signed her up for a town league and she even got a few starter tips from an instructor the other night. We've been told she's a natural and we are all excited to see her try something very new. And also very excited about this pick now! She had a huge grin when she saw it in her lunch today. :)


Ok. That's it! See? I told you I had a couple things to say about this lunch today! ;)

And let it be known that while I haven't been writing up posts nearly as often any more, I do post my lunches much more frequently on Instagram... so check me out there if you wanna see more lunches. And food, in general. lol. See?



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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)


Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

         

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Dilly Snack Mix

This gem of a recipe is fully credited to my awesome sister-in-law Kris who shared it with me about 8 years ago, when Big Sis was just starting school. She said it would be a big hit with the teachers, being one herself. So from that day on, I started making this to share with teachers, friends and family alike on holidays and other special occasions. I can tell it's a hit, because every time I share some, I always get requests for the recipe. So here it is, transferred from my sis' handwritten recipe she so sweetly shared with me. Love ya, Kris! :)

You HAVE to try out this irresistible dilly snack mix, perfect for sharing or hoarding all to yourself. ;)

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Dilly Snack Mix
By Kris B., sister-in-law extraordinaire!
Brought to you by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/12/dilly-snack-mix.html

INGREDIENTS:
~ 32 oz of any crackers (I use a 9 oz bag of oyster crackers, 12 oz of pretzels, and 12 oz of goldfish crackers)
1/2 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp Dill
1 1oz package of dried ranch dressing mix (about 3 Tbsp)

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Empty crackers into a LARGE bowl or pot
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the oil, dill and ranch and mix well with a fork or whisk.
  3. Pour oil mixture over crackers and  stir thoroughly but gently, taking care not to crush the crackers. 
  4. Continue to stir gently every 5-10 minutes for 2 hours or until the oil mix is completely absorbed into the crackers.
Enjoy!

I've made this snack mix many different times and ways, like in the picture below, I added chex rice cereal to the mix. They add a great light crispiness. You can change the crackers up and totally make it your own. :)

You HAVE to try out this irresistible dilly snack mix, perfect for sharing or hoarding all to yourself. ;)

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

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