Monday, August 20, 2012

Travis' Trail Mix

We return from Colorado just in time for the second aerial spraying of mosquito pesticide.  David is monitoring Twitter with a play by play from the company performing the spraying; Travis is no doubt still awake and will jump out of bed the instant that he hears the crop duster fly overhead.  I have no idea if it will be that obvious.  This kind of reminds me of Christmas Eve when the 10 o’clock news tracks Santa’s progress on Doppler.

While in Colorado, we went on a hike and for a snack, I pulled out some Craisin’s trail mix.  Travis ate around the Craisins but said that he liked the rest of it.  David has challenged – or more politely – encouraged me to improve the snacks that I send to school (just the thought of going back to school next week makes me start to hyperventilate – getting to school on time, completing the required forms x3, soccer-piano­-baseball-etc., 3 sets of homework…)  Similar to a previous recipe for trail mix, we reverse engineered this and replaced the Craisins (dried cranberries) with dried cherries.  Maybe we should name this trail mix in Travis’ honor – Traisins.

Travis' Trail Mix
1.      Peanuts, roasted and unsalted
2.      Cashews, not salted
3.      Almonds, roasted and unsalted
4.      Semi-sweet chocolate morsels (we used Toll house)
5.      Dried cherries (or Craisins or another dried fruit)

Measure equal quantities, mix and enjoy.  Try out additional ingredients like banana chips or dried blueberries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds and tastes great. I share the preference for cherries over cranberries.