Tuesday, November 5, 2013

RECIPE :: Thankful Trail Mix

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Thankful Trail Mix
by Melissa

Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s time to start talking Thanksgiving! For my family, Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, football, lots of food and family!   

One of my MUSTS for a successful Thanksgiving is keeping the kids busy!  One way I love to do that is to let them help me put together a Thankful Trail Mix. Not only does it keep them busy making it, but also eating it!   While I am in the kitchen preparing the meal, they are all sharing the duties of the putting together the Thankful Trail Mix.   

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What I like to do is put a handful of a lot of fun finger food goodies on plates and let the kids go crazy filling cute little treat cups.  These I found at the dollar spot at Target. I loved the owls and falling leaves!  

I like to use some healthy, some sweet and some salty snacks for a great mix!  I am using raisins or craisins, butterscotch morsels, peanut butter coated candies, nuts, fishy crackers, and popcorn in my mix this year.  Great color, good texture and great taste!  

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Make sure the treat boxes are not that big so that they will save room for dinner!  It’s hard to resist the mix! Be warned, the adults might be sneaking some from the table also! 

BONUS TIP:  You can use these on the “kids table” for place settings. Here I used a cute paper pendant flag and wrote my daughter’s name on it. 

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What traditions do you have at Thanksgiving?  I would love to hear about them! 



Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell 

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for.

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