I finally have a new Guy Food post for you, but first thing’s first…lunch.
For lunch today, I finished off our container of cottage cheese, had half of a roma tomato, a carrot, a celery stalk, and finished off the cauliflower.
For dessert, I had some “Fall Mix” that I look forward to my mom sending me every year around this time. It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy, and the simplest most classic mix to ever be created…Candy Corn and Salted Peanuts.
My mom always mailed me this treat in a fall package when I was in college, but this year I thought that since I am no longer in school I would have to make my own fall mix. Literally, on Friday I told Brian as we were driving to Fort Wayne for the wedding that I wanted to buy candy corn and peanuts to make fall mix this week. I went in my bedroom as soon as I got home to lay down all of my bags and there was a little canister of the tasty mix sitting right there! Boy, does my mom know me or what?!
On to guy food…
Guy Food: Homemade Popcorn
This is a treat that my mom taught me how to make. It isn’t something that we do often, but when we do pop our own corn there is something about it that makes it simply irresistible from continuously putting your hand in the bowl.
About 2-3 Tbsp of corn, vegetable, or canola oil
About 1/3 cup of unpopped popcorn
Salt to taste
Melted margarine or butter if desired
Other mix in options: Season salt, parmesan, sriracha, m&ms, chocolate chips, peanuts, basically anything you can imagine!
Add the oil to the bottom of a pot that has a matching lid. The oil should cover the bottom plus a little more of the pot.
Place 5 unpopped kernels in the bottom of the pan. Brian didn’t understand why we put only 5 kernels in the pot, my grandpa determined the perfect number of tester kernels, and he is usually right when it comes to things of that nature.
Turn the heat up to high and wait for the 5 kernels to pop, this will signal that the oil is the perfect temperature.
Once your hear all 5 kernels pop add in the rest of the popcorn so that the bottom of the pan is covered…roughly 1/3 cup.
Then, wait with your large popcorn bowl next to the pot until the corn starts overflowing and dump it in. You will want to shake the pot periodically to make sure all of the kernels are poppin’.
Try to get as much of the corn in the bowl as you can, but don’t worry if you make a mess…that’s part of the fun!
Season your popcorn while it is still hot. Simply melt margarine or butter and pour over the top, add salt, or whatever toppings you like! Brian wanted seasoned salt and margarine….delish!!
What are some of your favorite fall treats and flavors to enjoy???
I LOVE anything pumpkin, my mom’s Fall Mix, and apple cider 🙂
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