The best thing to do with popcorn? Air pop it and cover it with your family’s favorite topping, of course. For our family, that means homemade Carmel Popcorn. We made a batch yesterday, and it’s all gone today.
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This popcorn recipe has been a staple in our family since my daughters were little. I remember I would have to mix it up when they were napping. I couldn’t handle any distractions, or it would be a complete fail. Of course today having their multiple sets of teen hands available for stirring comes in extra handy when it’s time to coat the popcorn in the warm caramel.
As we dove into making one of our favorite decadent snacks yesterday, I realized I should share the recipe with my readers… keep scrolling for the full low down.
We’ve been enjoying some busy weeks around the homestead, filled with first-cut hay gathering, hanging a new (very old) door for our laundry room, tending to the garden, and counting down the weeks until Scout’s calf is due. (She’s due to calf in exactly a month.)
Lilac syrup and other blooms
While our lilac blooms were all spent a few weeks ago (read here for how I make amazingly easy and oh-so-yummy lilac syrup from a a handful of lilac blooms), this week the irises are at the height of their beauty, as are the dandelions. And yes, you read that right. Read here if you’d like to know why I happen to think dandelions are beautiful. Then you might wanna check out these 12 amazing facts you should know about the beautiful iris flower.
The baby chicks no longer look like babies and have learned to fend for themselves around the farm. I took this video of them around the water bowl this morning when a duck decided she wanted an early bath. Eagle, our broody hen whom we successfully convinced to adopt chicks last month, taught her babies well. The chicks are “on their own” now, free ranging around the homestead, which of course means I do need to watch out for any dangers our rooster might pose to them. (I explained in a post last summer all about the huge mistake I made with our rooster and how my mistake devastatingly posed a huge danger to our young hens.) By the way, Eagle shows up about half way through this video, then walks away at the end. You’ll see that she totally let her babies fend for themselves with the boisterous bathing duck.
A barn cat in training
We added a new barn cat to the farm this week too, whom we have christened Theodore Lawrence (aka “Teddy”). He is quickly learning to reign supreme over the fields and woodlands. Yet he had no idea what to do with the first mouse he met. We hope that he soon learns what his job description as “barn cat” entails.
Hope things are beautiful in your neck of the woods today. And if you find yourself wondering about what is the best thing to do with popcorn, definitely whip up a batch of decadent Caramel Popcorn. I hope your family enjoys this amazing treat as much as mine does.
p.s. Any guesses whom our new kitty is named after? (Keep in mind, as a hint, that I do have 4 girls.)
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