Planning a holiday family night? Need a quick-fix snack to go along with a board-game or family movie? Here's a recipe for old-fashioned kettle corn. It offers just the right mix of sweet and salty flavor, and it's fast, easy and inexpensive to make. If fact, this is something your kids can learn to make, it's that easy.
What you'll need
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup white sugar (brown for a caramel taste)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup popcorn
A large soup pot with lid
Step 1: In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat.
Step 2: When the oil is heated, stir in the sugar, salt, and popcorn.
Step 3: Cover and shake the pot back and forth over the burner constantly. Keep shaking as the popcorn pops.
Step 4: When the popcorn slows to a couple pops a second, remove from heat. Continue to shake the pot for about 30 seconds while the popcorn stops popping. Pour into a large bowl and stir to break up any clusters.
Here's my list of favorite family and holiday movies:
Home Alone (1990)
The Sound of Music (1964)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Little House on the Prairie, seasons 1-9 (began in 1974)
The Waltons, seasons 1-9 (began in 1971)
The Christmas Story (1983)
Anne of Green Gables (1986)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
It's a Wonderful Life (1947)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Christmas Carol (1984)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Here's my list of favorite family board-games:
Skip-bo (card game)
Uno (card game)
Kettle corn. Board-games. A great selection of family-friendly movies. Now that's what I call a fun holiday family night waiting to happen. So what's your favorite game or family movie? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.
Joy--Fearless Farm Girl,
"Farm girl: it's a verb, because it's what you do."