My friend Kelly gave me this fabulous recipe. We are all quite addicted.
Twice As Nice Popcorn
3/4 cup unpopped popcorn (not microwave popcorn)
3/8 cup vegetable oil
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Pour popcorn and oil into 4qt Dutch oven. Tilt Dutch oven to spread popcorn evenly. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until 1 kernel pops; remove from heat. Let stand 1 minute, then return to heat. Cook, shaking pan occasionally until popcorn stops popping. Immediately pour into large roasting pan, very large bowl, or divide popcorn between 2 ungreased rectangular pans.
Heat oven to 200. Heat butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2qt saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until bubbly around edges. Continue cooking 5 minutes without stirring; remove from heat. Stir in baking soda until foamy. Pour sugar mixture over popcorn; toss until evenly coated. If using bowl, transfer mixture to roasting pan or rectangular pans. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on aluminum foil or cooking parchment paper.
Follow package directions to melt white chocolate and then milk chocolate. Drizzle over popcorn. Allow to cool completely so chocolate will harden.
No one can resist. Not even sweet Nola.
If you have a little time and a little patience, give this one a try!
I just enjoyed a lovely evening with my sweet, sweet freshmen, sophomore, junior, SENIOR girls! I’ve been humbled to lead them for the past 3 years and am excited to see where God will take them. (There are about 16 of them, but here’s who’s in Cola for the summer.)
We had a great meal together…crock pot BBQ chicken, (God bless the person–had to be a mom of multiples–who invented the crock pot), straight from the farmer’s market mashed potatoes and salad with homemade croutons on it! (I’ve never attempted this before, but when I realized the amazing homemade bread from the farmer’s market dried out in my fridge, I knew I had to do something with that 50% whole wheat sourdough, bundle of joy!)
Cut bread slices into 1 inch squares. In a non-stick fry pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. When hot, add the bread cubes to pan, making sure to spread evenly over bottom. Sprinkle the garlic powder, parsley flakes, and basil leaves over the bread while it toasts. Take the remaining olive oil and sprinkle evenly over the bread. Stir the cubes every 2 to 3 minutes to toast evenly on all sides. Cool and toss into plastic bag and keep in refrigerator until ready to use.
On another completely random note…does the fact that it’s Friday not just make you want to dance? If you need some inspiration, my dear friend Carmen Rae Musgrove is quite the impressive dancer. Check her out front and center in the YouTube video that has gotten over 700,000 hits and was featured on CNN!