Summer is almost over and I’d be willing to bet there are plenty of parents out there who, while very happy for school to begin, are also thinking about all the things they wanted to do with the kids this summer but didn’t. For plenty of parents, this wish list may have included spending time together in the kitchen.
When I was younger To this day, I love spending time in the kitchen with my mom. As a girl, I loved seeing how she turned ingredients into yummy meals. I loved the way we could just talk about whatever happened that day while we worked. As an adult, I love hearing the stories behind family recipes. I also love that I can now contribute my own cooking knowledge to our meals.
If you’re looking for a simple, fun, and tasty recipe to make with the kids, this is a sure winner. It’s just like the childhood snack known as muddy buddies or sometimes puppy chow (I always thought that was kinda gross!) but with a lemon flair. Yum!
9 c. rice Chex cereal
1 1/4 c. vanilla or white chocolate chips
1/4 c. unsalted butter
4 tsp. lemon zest (from two large lemons)
2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
2 c. confectioner’s sugar
1. Measure cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
2. Place all ingredients except confectioner’s sugar into a one quart microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for one minute, then remove and stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 30 second intervals until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
3. Pour lemon mixture over cereal and mix completely.
4. Place cereal in a gallon size resealable bag. Add confectioner’s sugar, seal bag, and shake to coat. Pour onto wax paper to dry. Store in an airtight container up to one week.
one year ago: lemon chicken