December 3, 2008

In the oven...

right now is chex mix... made with the super easy Chex Party Mix seasoning packet (x2 b/c I like double seasoning), chex cereal, a few pretzels and I also picked up some rye bagel chips (just a few though). It smells (and taste's soooo good)!!!!

Also, just out of the oven is the seasoned oyster crackers that I haven't had in FOREVER! My mom used to make them and I loved them then and love them now!
Mix 1pkg hidden valley ranch dressing mix, 1 pkg oyster crackers, 1/4t lemon pepper, 1t dill weed (I add more though), 1/4t garlic powder and 3/4c vegetable oil. Bake on cookie sheet at 250degrees for 1/2 hour, stirring every 10-25 minutes.

And, here's a question for you... how often do you clean your oven? I've never had a self cleaner before and have always spot cleaned as necessary, but now with this super nice feature I'm wondering how often to use it! I have so many fun little things on appliances that I love and have never had before, like my water on my frige actually measures water, so if I need 1 cup (or 1 2/3 or 1/2 or whatever) of water (or ounces or liters) for a recipe, I can put the bowl or pan right under the spout and push the button and voila... adds just the right amount! I'm so thankful for the little things (and even more thankful for the wonderful discount we got on the appliances to begin with, otherwise it would have been the basic clean it yourself, measure it yourself, sanitize it yourself stuff), one other feature that I love is the "Power Burner", not sure how or why, but it get's water boiling SUPER QUICK!!!! Great for a very impatient person like me!!!! OK, enough about my silly appliances, sorry to bore you!

5 comments:

MandaKay said...

I self clean as needed - maybe twice a year or so. Those oyster crackers sound yumy - thanks for posting the recipe!!! Aren't new snazzy appliances great?! Did you get a gas range or electric?

Beck said...

Ah, the self-clean! I was afraid to use mine for the longest time since I didn't have the manual and it makes the oven SUPER hot... but most ovens have an automatic clean... hit clean, lock her up, and be prepared for a very HOT aroma! Afterwards you can just let it cool down and then wipe out the ashes.

Why isn't my lens here yet?! Beh!

The Neuman's said...

Too funny! We've lived in out house a year now and I still don't know how to use any of the functions on our appliances . . . but I made sure we had them all when we purchased them ;-)

Nora said...

Too funny. I am jealous of the appliances because I would so appreciate those features as well. I made Chex Mix yesterday and those oyster crackers are wonderful. My mom made them when I was a kid and I cannot remember the last time I had them. I may need to make those soon!

Tara Follett said...

I just used my self-clean last week. Here's a tip: It gets really hot! Be careful with little hands around. We (Jake) learned the very hard way!