Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just Stuff...with a recipe...

I love the things kids say, especially during prayer. Last night Jibbity was saying it, and after blessing her friend at school to be good instead of naughty, and asking to let us please have good dreams instead of bad, she finished off with a..."and please bless me that I can look cute in my pictures tomorrow". Oh how this 5 year old makes me laugh!! The kids have picture day today, and she is very concerned with what she is going to wear. She says she has to look "adorable".
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Sunday afternoons I sometimes feel the desire to bake, nothing fancy mind you, but something Hunter Dan can enjoy during the week, as well as the kiddos. I thought it was time Bug tried his hand at a cake(from the box), and frosting(from scratch). He did awesome, and was soo proud of himself.
He says he can even make his own Birthday cake. It
was cute to see the sense of accomplishment on his face, especially when he tasted it after dinner. As if that weren't enough he then helped me make yummy marshmallow popcorn.
Here's the recipe...super easy and sooo yummy.
CANDY CANE POPCORN

4 quarts popcorn
3 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup margarine
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Pop corn, add marshmallows, nuts, gumdrops, m&m's or whatever.(my Mom always makes this at Christmas time for neighbors, and adds cashews and gumdrops. She also shapes it into a candy cane or wreath.) Melt margarine in heavy sauce pan, add sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to boil...stir and simmer for 3 minutes. Add vanilla, mix well, pour over popcorn.
We only added the marshmallows, and it's almost gone now. YUMMY!!!
Have a FaNtAsTiC Tuesday!!!

25 comments:

MrsM said...

Marshmallow Popcorn-YUM! I bet the kidlets would really like that =)

April said...

Your little girl is definitely ADORABLE through and through! Marshmallow popcorn...now that's my kind of snack! :)

Beth P. said...

That picture of your daughter is awesome and she sounds like a smart little girl! How sweet of her to pray for good pictures. If I was smarter back in the day I would've done the same, Lord knows I could've used some help! Hah.

Thumbs up to your helper in the kitchen. That popcorn sounds yummy!

MiChElLe said...

Can I just say....YUM-O! Tell her that she looks adorable! Bob's your uncle!

Kelly said...

We are making white chocolate popcorn today. Yummy! Your kids are always dressed so cute and well! :)
How is your pregnancy going..hopefully the baby is giving you a 'cookie tossing break'!

Cassie said...

Oh man, that recipe sounds delicious! and I don't even like popcorn~!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Your daughter sounds like mine. What a cutie! And YUM on the marshmallow popcorn. I saw the pic before I got to the recipe, and I was like 'Wait a minute, howdoyamake that???' Definitely something to try out this week while the boys are on their Wyoming hunt!

Cindy said...

I have had microwave marshmallow popcorn and it was good but this sounds awesome. Can't wait to make it. Thanks

Lisa Anne said...

Your little girl is too much. That is so funny. Yum marshmellow popcorn, I've got to try that.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Oh she is already so adorable, I don't think she could get any cuter!

Can't wait to try the marshmallow popcorn, sounds divine!

AndreaLeigh said...

such great pictures! your girl is adorable!

Brandy said...

sounds yummy

Sheila said...

Totally going to try the popcorn thing...sounds yummy! Brandy and I tried chocolatepumpkin covered pretzels at the fair!YUM!!!!
Anyway - here's a cake recipe for your kiddos....use one box yellow cake mix & mix it with one can diet soda (any flavor.) bake according to box. After it cools use cool whip for the icing! DELICIOUS! Super easy! And Super low fat!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Your kids are too stinking adorable. I love that pose she's doing...I used to be a "poser" too. So cute. :)

LOVE that he made a cake on his own. Maybe he'll get a show on The Food Network and you'll all be rich. ;)

Hope you'll stop by my 3rd Decorating Dilemmas Party. I'm posting it tonight after 10 pm (EST), and it will up all day tomorrow. I have a prize. ;)

MiMi said...

You know he's probably really happy about the mixer because it's like a power tool. :)
That popcorn recipe sounds awesome and Jibbity is so darn cute with that prayer. It starts young, right? Hoping to look good in pictures...

Lynn said...

You are SUCH a good mom!
Jibbity sounds like my granddaughter!

shortmama said...

Rhiannon always says the funniest things during her prayers too, cracks me up!

Yummy popcorn!

Krissy said...

I love (behind Bug) all of the decorations!! And what a yummy sounding bowl of popcorn!

Kandice said...

Oh how I needed a smile! Loved the pics of Jace...the most he has cooked here is raw Ramon noodles smashed up with the seasoning in a ziplock back (yuck!) Maybe I can talk him into baking some goodies for me now that I know he is capable! :-)

mama-face said...

I say the same prayer every night.

Gosh all your babies are cutie patooties.

I want that popcorn!

Cherie said...

Besides their posing and cooking talents your kids are just so adorable!!
That little pose above and the prayer for a cute school picture - How classic is that - Oh my!!

Your son's smile is contagious!!

Lauren said...

Jibbity will have no trouble being adorable! Can she be anything but?

That popcorn sounds yummy!

Shawn said...

It looks like Jibbity got her wish of looking adorable!

That boy of yours is just too freaking cute!

I wish I could bake a cake. But I can't because I eat the whole thing while the girls are at school and hubby is at work...the WHOLE thing!

Chapmans23 said...

OH my family so loves this also, it is yummy and easy. My older son gets his braces off in 2 weeks and can not wait to have this. And oh by the way you make my head spin. I can not even keep up with you. You are amazing keep it up!

Vivienne said...

I can get my kids to eat anything if they think they helped to cook it.
:)
What a handsome young man he is!