Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This is who my husband fell in love with...

One of my really good friends growing up is posting all of these awesome pictures of me all over facebook...

Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn

Since I have nothing else to do while trying to go into labor, I came up with this deliciousness! Chocolate covered Caramel Popcorn!! I am awesome. Your welcome.

Caramel Corn

* This recipe has to have real popped popcorn (by stove or air popper) you CAN'T use microwave... it won't work.

12 cups popped popcorn (2/3 cup kernels)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 cups mixed deluxe nuts

(if you don't want to use nuts, pop 15 cups of popcorn)

Pop popcorn until you have 12 cups, put in really large bowl, add nuts and mix.

In a pan heat the butter, light brown sugar, light corn syrup, and salt on medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Stir in the baking soda.

Pour over the popped popcorn and stir till well coated.

Put on large ungreased cookie sheet or two....

Bake at 200°F for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and start making chocolate!

Chocolate Stuff

I make each pkg separately. 1 for each pan...

2 pkg milk chocolate chips
2 tsp shortening (1 tsp for each pkg)

In a microwave safe bowl, place 1 pkg chocolate chips with 1 tsp of shortening.

Microwave about 2 minutes, until chocolate is shiny

Remove and stir until melted.

Quickly stir on to caramel popcorn.

Cool completely, before eating

Enjoy the goodness...

What do you do when your fighting with your sister over a Hannah Montana water bottle? You shove her face into a window.

Yep, that's what happened last night. Reese "accidentally" pushed Ashlee and her face "fell" into the window. Ash is fine, she just has a little bruise on her check...

I really don't have any words to say about this....

Race for the Cure

Last Saturday the Race for the Cure was held downtown. They went right down our street! There was a TON of people, I thought that I heard almost 15000 people participated. I took this picture from our balcony.