Thursday, March 29, 2007

Carrying on the Tradition

It's General Conference weekend and I'm loving it...watching church on TV, in my pajamas and eating "General Conference Trail Mix".

This tradition was started when I was a kid by my wise and wonderful parents who knew that the only way to get seven kids to sit and watch all four sessions of Conference was to feed them junk food.

Because, although it sounds nutritious...G.C. Trail Mix has had all healthy components removed, resulting in a big bowl of candy and peanuts. But, hey...that's why we love it.

I know each of my siblings will have his/her own version of the original recipe and I would love to hear all your secret combinations.

Over the years, Brad and I have played with the recipe and each have our own personal favorites:

Our Family's G.C. Trail Mix
Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal
M&M's...plain, peanut, and peanut butter
Tiny pretzel knots
Peanuts
Craisins
Spiced gum drops
Chocolate chips
Raisinets
Candy corn (October Conference)
Jelly beans (April Conference)
*Mix according to taste....serve and enjoy!

7 comments:

Marty: said...

I am so pleased this tradition is being carried on. It's what has made me love GC as well!

Nimmy said...

This is one of my favorite snacks! This is my "secret combination":
Reeses Pieces
M&Ms
peanuts
cashews
spiced gumdrops

Peanutbutter & Honey Variation:
Reeses Pieces
M&Ms
Teddy Grahams
Honeycomb Cereal

Kelly said...

you halverson's have so many fun GC traditions. I was hoping I could get you all to let us in on some of your games you play during GC. Isn't there bingo or something? What else do you play?

marta said...

ooh, gabi i love this tradition too. i had to run to the store to grab my mix. you guys go pretty gourmet with it.. i simply love to add craisins, chocolate chips & gumdrops of course.

(dan and i once hunted for gumdrops at three different stores ...)

happy mormon labor day.

Heidi Ballou said...

I didn't carry on the tradition this time! It's Sunday morning, should I go to the store right now? Shoot. No wonder Lucy & Chels weren't so into the Prophet yesterday. We ended up outside. Luckily we have it DVRed.

Kenny and Linsey said...

How did I miss this recipe? I'm going online right to order the things I can't get in Caracas...oh wait, I'm going online right now to order everything. We won't have it in time for Conference, but we will have it!

Enjoy your haircut!

Meg said...

I am going to try this tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!

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