Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October is Poppin'

I just found out that October is National Popcorn Month. One of the most famous names associated with popcorn is the one and only Orville Redenbacher. Here is more about Mr. Redenbacher and his popcorn:

http://www.orville.com/

Try this recipe for easy and delicious Popcorn Balls. They look great wrapped in waxed paper and tied with colorful ribbon!

POPCORN BALLS
MAKES 1 DOZEN

40 LARGE MARSHMALLOWS
1/4 CUP BUTTER
8-10 CUPS POPPED POPCORN
FOOD COLORING, OPTIONAL

MELT MARSHMALLOWS AND BUTTER OVER LOW HEAT. ADD FOOD COLORING AND MIX WELL. POUR POPPED CORN IN LARGE BOWL OR ROASTING PAN. POUR MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE OVER POPCORN WHILE STIRRING. MIX WELL TO COAT ALL OF THE CORN. BUTTER YOUR HANDS AND FORM MIXTURE INTO BALLS.

Here's a fun popcorn site with a really cute animated intro. There's even a list of popcorn-related books for kids:
http://www.popcorn.org/index.cfm


















































































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