So we sent him a One Year Mark package today. His only request when I asked him last week what we could send him, was "Conference Crunch". It's a snack that originally came from a friend of ours, Molly Wright, who liked to drop it off every General Conference. It's great! (The recipe is at the end of this post.) Last General Conference, we sent him 2 big gallon sized bags of it, one for him, and one for his companion. That's what he wanted in his package this week, the only thing he asked for, so today we mailed it out. And we decided to add a few things, so we added an Arizona T shirt, a jar of JIF Peanut Butter, a bunch of candy, and Addie came up with the idea to send something from home, something he'd appreciate. So we sent him a ziploc with a bag of leaves from our citrus trees, a pine cone from our tree in the back yard, and 3 little limes from our lime tree, that just started producing limes for the first time this season! Hopefully he'll get a kick out of it. If he can send home railroad nails and bricks, we can sent him pinecones and limes from our tree! I think he'll especially love all the notes Jonna writes all over the things we put in the package. (She does it every time! If only I was that creative).
Conference Crunch (courtesy of Molly Wright)
6 cups Golden Grahams
6 cups Rice Chex
3-4 cups nuts (I use cashews and slivered almonds)
-Stir the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
-In a saucepan bring the following ingredients to a boil for 3 minutes (not any longer!):
1 cup sugar
1 cup light Karo Syrup
¾ cup butter or margarine
-After it boils for 3 minutes then pour it over the
dry mixture. Stir it until it is coated evenly, then pour onto wax
paper to cool.