It’s a MAGGIE Day!

November 19, 2010 · 4 comments

I feel the need dedicate this post to one of the best friends a girl can have.

HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY, MAGGIE!

Maggie and I grew up together, and although I’m now in Virginia and she’s in Pennsylvania, we still remain so close. In middle and high school, we did almost everything together.  One of my favorite shirts from high school read “blonde leading the blonde,” and it was pretty spot on. ;)

Look at us – just little babies!

She’s been with me through everything, even when we were miles apart.  She spent my 21st birthday with me in Key West, she went to Mexico with me for Spring Break, and we just took a Senior cruise together before graduating college!

“twenty ooonnneee!”

Maggie’s the best, and I wish we lived closer (hint, hint.. move to VA Beach, Mag).

So, in honor of Maggie and the upcoming holidays, I made a batch of Maggie Mix last night.

“Maggie mix? Whaaat?”

I was introduced to Maggie Mix by my college roommate, Emily.  Her mom would send her this delicious mix by the tub-full, and we would inhale the stuff.  When I passed the Quaker Oatmeal Squares in the grocery store last night, I suddenly had a real hankering for the mix.

Getcha some Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal (one box = one baking tray.. if you want a big batch, you probably want two to three boxes), any lite maple syrup (I prefer Hungry Jack or Aunt Jemima), and cinnamon for some extra flava!

 

Spread the squares on a baking sheet and drizzle them with the syrup.  Don’t go too crazy, or you’ll have a big sticky, soggy mess of a Maggie Mix!  Then sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.  I was feeling a little Thanksgiving flavor, so I added some nutmeg as well.

 

Toss the squares around in the syrup until they’re all coated evenly.  Then throw them in the oven at 350 for around 18-20 minutes.  Prepare to babysit the mix, because it needs a good tossing with a spatula about every 6-7 minutes.

 

After 20 minutes, take out the mix and toss it again.  You’ll need to break up the pieces, but after a little bit, it should all be hardened and deeeelicious!

If you looove cereal and are a snacker like me, you’ll adore Maggie Mix.  Caution: you’ll be addicted!

Have a great weekend, everybody.  My weekend plans include a Tree Lighting Festival, and I’m exciiiited!  Pictures to come!

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1 Anastasia November 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

>I cant wait to meet this wonderful maggie! Best friends of best friends are the bestt! haha ;)

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2 Bob/Dad November 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm

>I miss our always smiling, always happy Mags!Bob/Dad

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