*(This is the second day of five posts about General Conference food traditions - keep scrolling to see prior posts)
After a great breakfast on Conference Weekend (usually heavier than on a typical day) - it's a challenge to keep from nodding off during an afternoon General Conference session. After all - you're usually in your favorite chair, wearing your most comfortable things (which are most often pajamas) - you get the picture. In my family - it varies between a 50 to 75% doze-off rate by the end of a two hour session.
That's why (if I'm not asleep myself) I try to bring out something to snack on to yank us back to attention after the first hour. If it's close to lunch - I even try to make it somewhat healthy. The sweet snacks (although they are the favorites) usually get us in trouble - those can bring on a nap fairly quickly. These stay out on the counter or table most of the day for people to reach for as they walk by. We have too many favorite snacks - here are just a few: (...check in tomorrow for Between Sessions Lunch Ideas)
|Muddy Buddies are the all-time favorite around here,|
but these are a new version called Lemon Buddies.
Made with white chocolate & lemon, they are dangerously good.
| Veggie Packs are great to keep in the refrigerator.|
Each person has their own portion,
so you don't have to bring out several containers & ingredients.
|Pepperoni Pizza Puffs|
These won't give you a sugar-high, and they are great with Pizza Dip.
|White Chocolate Popcorn|
Dress it up with whatever holiday M&M's, & candy corn you have on hand.
|Autumn Munch & Crunch|
Sweet/salty & crunchy/chewy - with
Rice Chex, raisins, Reeses Pieces, & candy corn - coated with white chocolate
|Guilt Free Jicama - the ultimate crunchy vegetable.|
Here's a tutorial on how to easily cut it into matchstick size.
|Edible Playdough For the little ones. |
Don't tell them it's edible until they've had a LOT of fun.
(This is great rolled into balls & dipped in chocolate for "PB Buckeyes")
|"Sludge" - made from bottled peaches & pears.|
The name isn't flattering, but it's really refreshing (and healthy)
|Effortless Bean Dip w/Chips|
This Mexican dip could almost be a meal.
|Sure Fire Blender Salsa|
A favorite every time I make it.
(and it doesn't require fresh tomatoes)
|Festive Pumpkin Dip|
A hearty dip made with cream cheese, canned pumpkin, and dried beef.
Fun for Fall when served in a bread bowl with celery leaves.