Sunday, October 23, 2011

Even old people like popcorn

Hair school rocks.

The school I'm going to is extremely technical and there's a lot of science and geometry involved. The director studied at Vidal Sassoon. So as you can imagine, I'm loving it. Except for the science and geometry part..not so much love there.

I won't mention that everyone at my school reads Twilight and eats McDonalds everyday. Minus myself since I think both are gross.

People are interesting..that's all I will say.

Maybe I'm just getting old. The other day Andrew started talking about how weird it will be when it's his 10 year high school reunion, because it seems so far away. I took that opportunity to remind him that mine was this year.

Him: What? You've been out of high school for TEN YEARS? That's crazy.

She: It's not that crazy. I'm almost 29.

Him: Are you serious? You are so..old. Who freakin goes to their high school reunion?

She: Old people. Except I didn't and I heard it was cancelled, because no one else wanted to either.

Him: Honey, you're old.

She: Don't worry..I already know that.

Moving on...

Us old people do more than play bridge and watch Wheel of Fortune. We make popcorn. And not just any kind of popcorn..the strawberry kind.

That's right. I said strawberry.
Looks good doesn't it?
It's simple. So simple that you'll wonder why the heck you ever paid $4 for that tiny bag at the mall. And what's even better? You can make it any flavor you want. Ba-da-bing.
You will need some popcorn. Make your own or use the microwave. Whatever suits your fancy. Although I recommend NOT using the microwave buttery will drown out the strawberry-ness.
While it's popping get a cookie sheet, cover with foil (over the edges too) and spray with Pam or use butter. Turn the oven on to 300 degrees.
Two ingredients. 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk and 3 oz Strawberry Jello. Or whatever kind you like.
Put both the Jello and the milk in a pot on medium low heat. Stir often for 5 minutes allowing it to slightly boil and thicken.
Don't're almost done! Pour Jello mixture into bowl with popcorn (picking out unpopped kernels first) and stir until evenly coated. I actually separated some of the popcorn out so I could be sure to coat all the pieces. Dump the coated popcorn onto your cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring every five minutes.
You know you want some.

12 cups popcorn
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
3 oz your favorite jello flavor

Combine jello and milk in pan on medium low heat. Allow to boil slightly and thicken. Pour mixture over popcorn, stir to evenly coat. Place on greased, tin foil covered cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Enjoy popcorn heaven.

P.S I got my recipe from here
And just for kicks I decided it was time to figure out how to make my most favorite treat ever. 

The Apple Pie Caramel Apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
It was a success!

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