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Friday, January 6, 2012

Circles and Squares

This is a big football weekend here in New Orleans. The beloved Saints play the Detroit Lions on Saturday for the NFL playoff game and then the BCS Championship game between Alabama's Crimson Tide and Tigers of Louisiana State University is played on Monday. The city is filled with rapid football fans. It is also the beginning of Carnival Season (kicks off on Twelfth Night - January 6-- and runs until Mardi Gras - February 21).

In preparation, I made a big batch of my version of Chex Mix which I call Circles and Squares. I'm not a fan of the peanuts and pretzels, so mine is all Crispex and Cheerios.

Here is the recipe:

Circles and Squares

1 box Crispex cereal (15 oz) about 12 cups
1 box Cheerios cereal (8.9 oz) about 6 cups
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder

Stir cereal in a large roasting pan to mix. Combine rest of the ingredients together and pour over the cereal, stirring well to coat evenly. Bake 1 hour in a 250 degree oven, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.


  1. Hot buttered cereal. Seriously, what's not to like?

  2. We would like to be added to your list of LGBT owned & operated & gay friendly restaurants in Louisiana. Ruston, La. Owners: Joe Palmer & Grady Duke. We will celebrate our 11 yr. in business on June 1, 2012 this yr. We have been together as partners (lovers)or whatever gay couples are called today, since we cannot legally marry in La. We marched with Forum for Equality group in the NOLA Gay Pride parade last yr. We catered Forum for Equality N. La. Legislative Appreciation Reception. Also we were a major sponsor of the first N. La. Gay Pride Monroe La. 2011. I personally have contacted our La. House Rep. regarding HB 112 which failed last yr. I am involved in LGBT Equality and a member of Forum for Equality in La. I work closely with Odessa Justice Sykes as a volunteer in N. La. I look forward to meeting you on Jan. 21 in Monroe, La. Thanks for adding our restaurant to your list. Sincerely, Grady Duke