This homemade Everything Pita Chips recipe is the perfect throw together snack for last minute guests and full of delicious flavor!
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So here's one to file away under "kids say the darndest things":
On Monday night after work, the usual pandemonium ensued. The girls ran around and played. J and I ran around trying to get dinner going as well as clean up a little (which is essentially a pipe dream because outside of a few hour window after our cleaning lady comes, the house is a constant victim of hurricanes Tessa and Alice).
So once we had things under control, J was in the living room playing with the gals and I went in and said, "Alice, do you want to come set the table?"
Usually, A is all over this, because she loves being a helper. But that night she said, "I would love to, but I can't because I'm busy."
**insert record scratch here** I'm sorry, what?! My first inclination was to laugh. Not because it's ok for a 3 year old to say no to me when I ask her to do something. I think it's more because she didn't have one single ounce of attitude in her response. It was very friendly, pleasant, matter-of-fact and conversational.
I also made the mistake of asking her if she wanted to help instead of telling her it was time for her to help. It makes sense that she was assume she has a choice based on my phrasing.
Of course I nicely told her that she had to come set the table and she ended up setting it without issue. But sometimes my mind is boggled by the things she says, and more specifically the way she says them. It serves as a reminder that we made a little person. This fact still blows my mind, three years later!
Have you guys noticed that Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend is popping up everywhere? Our friends at Trader Joe's seriously know what's up and as always, they did not disappoint with this (for the record- this isn't sponsored, I'm just a Trader Joe's enthusiast!).
I was thinking about how I'd love to incorporate the Everything Seasoning in a way that I can enjoy it with my hummus. And since pita chips are so darn easy to make, I thought, "why not?"
These are a great throw-together snack option for last minute guests. They come together in a matter of minutes and taste fantastic.
I varied the baking time a little bit so you have the option for an all-around crispier chip or one that's crispy around the edges with a bit of chew left in the middle (that's how I like them!).
While there will keep in a container on your counter for few days, but they really are best eaten right away. I chose a store-bought roasted red pepper hummus but these would be a great vehicle for any of your favorite dips (like this one).
Here are some other great snacks for last minute get-togethers:
- The Most Delicious Guacamole Ever
- Shrimp Salsa
- Roasted Corn Salsa
- Apple Bacon Brie Bites
- Artichoke Asiago Dip
- Hot Chicken Swiss Dip
Everything Pita Chips
- Full size store-bought pitas (I used multi-grain)
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a pan with a silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- Cut the pita in half and then cut each half into three wedges.
- Line the wedges up in a single layer on the pan.
- Spray a light layer of olive oil onto the tops of the pita chips.
- Sprinkle generously with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until they're crispy.
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