¼ cup sugar
In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.
1 teaspoon ground
¼ cup butter or margarine
1½ cups Corn Chex* cereal
1½ cups Rice Chex* cereal
1½ cups Wheat Chex* cereal
½ cup dried cranberries,
dried cherries or raisins
In a large microwavable bowl, microwave butter,
uncovered, on high for about 40 seconds, or
until melted. Stir in cereals until evenly coated.
Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.
Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture evenly over
the cereal and stir. Sprinkle with the remaining
sugar mixture and stir. Microwave for 1 minute.
Stir in cranberries.
Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in an
airtight container. Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional information: Each ½-cup serving
has 190 calories, 2 g protein, 31 g carbohydrates,
6 g fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 2 g ;ber, 240 mg
sodium, 14 g sugar.
* Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
Making the Best Coffee …
with a French Press
Fresh cold tap or bottled
water, about 6 ounces
Put water on to boil.
San Francisco Bay or
Grind co;ee coarser than for drip—it should look
like coarse sand.
Remove the French press plunger and add the
ground co;ee, about 1 rounded tablespoon per
cup; adjust to taste.
Cream, sugar or other
Remove the boiling water from the heat and let
cool slightly, 10 seconds or so. Add enough of the
water to wet all the grounds. Wait a few seconds.
Add the remaining water, and briskly stir. Wait
2 minutes, then stir briskly again.
Wait 2 more minutes, then very slowly insert the
plunger and press down as far as it will go. You will
“feel” the right speed. DO NO T remove the plunger;
leave it pushed down.
Pour and add your favorite condiments.
Notes: There will be more “solids” in French press
co;ee. If you have di;culty getting the plunger
down, the co;ee was ground too ;ne. If the co;ee
tastes too strong, try grinding coarser, using less,
or brewing for a shorter time. If it’s too weak, try
grinding ;ner, using more, or brewing longer.
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