The kids and I had a blast yesterday! Instead of celebrating the evil and popular holiday, Halloween, we came up with our own fun day! We call it, "Praise the Lord Day!" We have to say "praise the Lord!" whenever we hear something good! It was funny and the kids enjoyed that idea!
We made homemade popcorn balls together and it was SO yummy!! Landon helped me make it and Brady was the official taste tester! ;) Afterwards, we had homemade nachos and meaty pizza while we watched a movie together. We wrestled around afterwards and had fun! It was a good replacement away from the pagan holiday.
Here is the Recipie for the Popcorn Balls! Hey, if I can make it, so can you!!
-2 Cups of white sugar
-1 Cup of light corn syrup
-1/2 Cup of butter
-1/4 Cups of water
-Salt to taste
-1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
-5 Quarts of popped popcorn
(that was about 2 1/2 bags of popcorn for me)
>In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, butter and water. Stir & heat to hard-crack stage or 300 degrees F. Remove from heat, add vanilla and mix well.
> Pour slowly over popped popcorn while stirring. Wait 5 minutes & shape into 3" round balls.
(Tip: for hard-cracks, have a bowl of ice water nearby, drizze small amount of syrup into the water, it should tread in the water and when you take it out, it will be hard and brittle.)
This recipie made two plates of this stuff!!
p.s. a note about the previous post, "From One Single Mom to Another," I had added a sixth tip about overdrawing from a bank. Someone told me it was the same as stealing. It didn't occur to me until that time, so I felt badly and removed the sixth tip. I wouldn't want to promote stealing on my blog. For those who read it, I apologize.