Last week our sweet, young, friend and neighbor Megan passed away after a tragic skiing accident. She was pure and kind, and radiated the Light of Christ. At her funeral yesterday (which her parents referred to as her graduation) we honored her short and very sweet 15 years on this earth. She was bright, hard working, thoughtful and beautiful. As a junior at Bountiful High, she scored a 34 on her ACT, and had already been accepted to BYU for the fall of 2009. She loved her family and was a peacemaker. I have thought a lot about the Lord's will and why Megan was taken at such a young age... During the same week, Diane (my sis-in-law, married to Brett, Grant's brother)and 4 of her children were driving to St George- pulling a trailer on a stretch of freeway at night, and got into an accident with a semi. Thankfully, they miraculously survived, and walked a way without a scratch. Diane is a lot like Megan- kind, thoughtful, and a peacemaker. Her testimony of Jesus Christ is evident in the way she lives her life each day. A modern day Pollyanna, she is an optomistic and loving mother of 6 children, one funny Pug (Sam) and married to Brett . I am certain Diane inherited a lot of her wonderful qualities from her sweet mother, Erma, who used to make this treat for her kids and grandkids. Erma turned 80 in December.
One last note-While we were visiting Megan's family, her mom commented how upset Megan would be that she wasn't able to enjoy all of the yummy treats her neighbors and friends brought by! In honor of the Megans we know and love, make something yummy, and call someone you love.
Erma's Chex Mix Treat
3 cubes of butter - 1 1/2 cups (no margarine)
2 cups sugar
2 cups light Karo Syrup
Place all ingredients into a heavy sauce pan. Bring to boil for 3-5 minutes.
1 large box of Golden Grahams Cereal
1 large box of Corn Chex ( I use 1 & 1/2 boxes)
1/4 package coconut (optional)
1 package sliced almonds (optional)
Mix all dry cereal, nuts and coconut in large bowl. Pour cooked butter mixture over cereal. Gently mix and pour onto 3-4 lightly greased jelly roll pans. When completely cooled, place in cellophane bags to give away, or put into serving bowls.
-I use 1 1/2 boxes of Chex, because I like it when the mixture is not super sticky. I think cooking the butter-sugar mixture a bit longer than 3 minutes also helps with this.
-After the mixture cool completely, you can add ingredients like candy corn for Halloween, or colored M & M's for Christmas or Valentines Day. We tried chocolate chips once, not a good idea.
-You can also substitute pecans or our favorite, whole cashews for the sliced almonds.