Me: "Who has the best seat in the house, me or daddy?"

Adam: "Well, Daddy's is nice, but yours is best. Your's is squishier."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Popcorn Popping on the Christmas Tree

I would love to tell you of all of the amazing things I am learning this week.  And making.  And eating.  But there is no time yet.  Must get stuff done...!

But stay tuned so I can share a cool sewing project that I am working on for the girls.  In the mean time, I want to share with you the yummy gourmet popcorn recipe that I have made for our elf-ing.  If you live far away, make some for your self and pretend it's from me!

Crispy Caramel Popcorn

Pop a bunch of popcorn (16 cups popped)
In a bowl:
1 cube butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
Melt in microwave 1 minute, stir, 1 minute, stir, one minute, stir.

1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
(it will get foamy... don't panic!)
In big bowl, pour over popcorn and stir till sort of coated

Bake on a cookie sheet 1 hr at 200 degrees, stir every 15 min.  If you want it to go faster, crank the heat to 300, but watch it and stir it about every 5 minutes till golden, about 20 min total.

Optional: add nuts, drizzle with chocolate, and sit down with bowl and eat all of it (it sounds optional, but it will be so hard not to).

Oh, and if you make 9 batches, you get to memorize the recipe, which is handy.
Merry Christmas from me!
And Jonah boy.

1 comment:

Closer to Lucy said...

Out for a little hopping, following you now. Hope you'll come by when you get a chnace.