One of the recipes I have used for years has been my recipe for Nuts and Bolts from "Best of Bridge".. one of my favorite cookbooks. Its a well used recipe page .... and you know when you come across a particularly dirty page in your book.. you know its a favorite.
The blurry picture to the right is only to show you the filth of my cook book page. At the end of this blog is the recipe.
The interesting thing about this year is the strange lack of "Bugles" in the stores. I started gathering ingredients for my annual bake way before I got sick, and at first I couldn't find Bugles in either of our grocery stores.
After a couple of unsuccessful visits (weeks apart) to our grocery stores, I sent Terry on a search in New Minas (since he was working there anyway), and he wasn't successful either. Then we hit the unlikely spots, Shoppers,
Zellers (two of them), Price Choppers in Berwick, two different Save Easy's, Walmart and even Bulk Barn. The ladies at Bulk Barn gave me the idea to substitute something for the Bugles and we came up with plain corn chips. So, I "bulked up" on corn chips and my list was complete.
When I first started to make it, our family and visiting friends ate bowls of this in front of the TV or during puzzle and game time... now, I use it mostly for gifts to friends and neighbours, with a bit left over for us.
Today... the first snowy day of the season, I sit, sorting out gifts and smelling the unbelieveably good smell of Nuts and Bolts baking...
Nuts and Bolts
1 lb of butter
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Celery Salt
4 cups "Cherrios"
4 cups "Life" Brand Cereal
4 cups "Chex" cereal or Shreddies
4 cups Pretzels ( I use the sticks)
2 cups salted peanuts (I use about 3 cups)
1 Box of bugles ( I used 4 cups of Corn Chips)
1 box of Cheese Nips or Cheese Bites
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Place butter in very large roaster and put in oven to melt butter while oven is preheating. Add all ingredients and gently stir well to coat evenly with butter. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes...