Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Intentional Thanksgiving

Deliberate.

Purposeful.

Given due consideration. 

I tend to be intentional with our Thanksgiving celebration. 

Poor Thanksgiving.   Crammed in betwixt two MASSIVE holidays. 

We don’t celebrate Halloween.  But it seems to be very popular without us ;)  No less than 8 aisles of Halloween related goodies at the Walmart, even more at the Target – REALLY America??

Now that the big day is over, the Halloween merchandise has been replaced with…

Approximately 97 aisles of  CHRISTMAS!

Thanksgiving has gone missing. 

If we look hard enough, it’s still there. 

Inviting us to slow down and prepare our hearts to be grateful.  To instill thankfulness into our lives. 

One of the ways we are purposeful about Thanksgiving is to haul out a few recipes that we ONLY prepare at Thanksgiving.  It deserves a few traditions all to itself. 

Here is one of these.  These delightfully crispy morsels were originally a Paula Deen recipe.  Paula Deen + recipe = yummy!  (There’s your math for the day.  Bonus).

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Ritzy Ritz Bits

  • 2 (10 1/2-ounce) boxes Ritz Cheese Bits, not peanut butter flavor
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Place the crackers in a large sealable container. In a bowl, mix the oil, salad dressing mix and garlic powder. Pour this mixture over the crackers, cover the container, and gently invert it to coat the crackers with seasoning. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours, turning the container every so often to keep the crackers coated. Let the mixture come to room temperature before serving. Store in the covered container in refrigerator. 

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4 comments:

Lisa said...

I've tried this with pretzels before and loved it, so I can imagine just how good it must be with the cheesy Ritz crackers. This would be a great snack to set out during the holidays for people to munch on. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/11/45-csn-giveaway.html

Bevy said...

I like your new blog look... very pretty.


Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll have to give it a try sometime.

Lisa @ akawest said...

Those look yummy!

Ginger said...

The incredible missing Thanksgiving is one of my pet peeves. I LOVE Thanksgiving, and it breaks my heart to see it ignored by everyone but the grocery store.

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