October 21, 2010

Fall Pleasures!

I don't know about you but I am so glad to see the cooler weather arriving. Fall is my favorite time of the year, so why in the heck has it taken me so long to get everything out and in it's right place? Maybe it was buying a pumpkin and sugared acorns in St. George that did the trick. That was just the thing that got the ball a rollin'. I spent Monday getting decorated so I could start enjoying all the beautiful things that come with this time of year. Here are a couple of snapshots of the decorations on my entertainment center.
This is the pumpkin I'm talking about. It goes so well with the wall hanging above it. And the acorns are layered in the apothacary jar. I usually have the lights on but I was getting to much of a glare in the picture. So just pretend your seeing it all lit up. I should have bought the pear too, dang it all.
With fall comes some of my favorite snack recipes, like caramel corn. So Wednesday while I was
watching Thayne we made this scrumptious treat. I have been using the same recipe for over twenty years. My good friend DeAnne shared this with me when the kids were small. It has been passed on several times since then and I don't think she would mind me sharing it with all of you.
These two kitchen items are the best around for making the perfect popcorn. The Popcorn popper is called a Whirly Pop. I bought them several years ago at the Cracker Barrel and they make the best popcorn. I think they may even still sell them. And the green Tupperware bowl is a colander with a great a grated lid, just right for shaking the unpopped hulls out. Don't you just hate biting into one of those? I'm always afraid I'll break a toothe. Anyways I wore my first one out and had to throw it away. I was sad to think that I would never be able to replace it. I was in luck. When we cleaned out my mom's kitchen cupboards I was so glad to give this little beauty a new home.
She's in perfect condition. I am trying not wear her out so she will be a permanent fixture here at the White house for a very long time. Hopefully I can pass it down to one of my kids. Can you even buy these from Tupperware?
The finished treat. Thayne couldn't wait for it to cool down so he could get his hands all sticky.
Hope your having a beautiful fall. Here is the recipe for Caramel Popcorn from Deanne Ainge.
2 1/2 Cups brown sugar
1 C. light Karo Syrup
1 cube butter
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Pinch of nutmeg (that's what makes this so yummy)
Bring to boil, boil until soft ball stage. After removing from heat add your vanilla and nutmeg. Pour over a large bowl of popped corn.


Yvonne said...

What a beautiful composition of fall you have made in your house! So cosy and warm! The popcorn sure looks delicious! Can you imagine growing up without that Tupperware! It really last a lifetime!

Tracy said...

I had one of those popcorn pots. I stashed it in the oven, hubby turned it on and melted the plastic parts :(