Well, It’s not derogatory,
if that’s what you’re thinking.
Texas Trash happens to be a delicious variant of the standard “chex mix” recipe that gets pulled out during the traditional American “Holiday Season”, you know – that time of year when we REALLY overeat.
When I was a kid, my Dad would make his version of this mouth-watering
treat with some not so subtle “Southern” modifications to the recipe
(Bacon grease, Apple Jacks, Tabasco sauce). As is often the case in situations like this, the recipe was handed down from father to son.
Written in his unique hand on a yellowed and marginally greasy 3 X 5 index card, it was resurrected, after lying dormant for over a decade.
(I made some of my own modifications to the recipe.)
In the waning years of the 20th Century, having procured the recipe and also having the technology to design and print my own labels, Texas Trash became a thing with me during the holidays. I would save coffee cans during the year so I would have enough cans to wrap a label on.
I would cook, pack and ship to various family members and friends, much to their delight.
So that is the brief history of “Big Ben’s Texas Trash”.
In 2017, I still made the treat but have retired the canning process, cause the holiday season is too stressful.