Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Two recipes: a tried and true, and one that's new.

E's been coming home late the past few days. So, the kids and I decided to make a new popcorn recipe. It sounded great! Kettle corn with a Cinnamon twist. Yum!
(in case you are wondering what I made it in, I have a stove top popper. I have had this Whirley-pop for a while now, even though its been broken since I used it the first time. It was a gift, so I couldn't take it back to get a new one. )

We started with some Cinnamon, sugar, and salt.

with a touch of almost-four-year-old-little-boy love

put it all in my Whirley pop and gave it a go.
I was so excited to try this. It just sounded SO yummy! Unfortunately, I went to turn the handle and the top piece snapped off. It may not sound too vital, but that small turning plastic piece is what kept my Whirley pop whirling.
Here's the end result when said plastic piece snaps to pieces during cooking.
Not exactly what I envisioned. It doesn't taste good either. But, Orval to the rescue. I threw some microwave popcorn into the microwave, then threw the spice mixture on top. Its still pretty good, but I'm sure that it would've been better made the correct way. Especially with that homemade kettle corn.

My tried and true recipe went a little smoother. Blueberry cobbler is in the oven now!
On the ingredients list:
1 stick of melted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of flour
1/2 c milk
1 tsp of baking soda
1 can of pie filling (we used fresh blueberries. about 3 cups)
1 cute little helper

Mix everything but the blueberries together. (this works best if a little boy does the mixing.)

Pour into a dish. Pour blueberries (or any fruit filling, really) on top.

Throw into a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
Well, I think I hear my timer now. I'm off to check the progress of my yummy dessert.


April said...

How much cinnamon, sugar and salt did you use? That sounds yummy... I might have to try it sometime, we haven't used our whirly pop in a long time.

Birdie said...

Yummy! The cobbler looks great!! I love blueberries.

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Photogrl said...

Mmmm...everything looks good!

Sorry about your whirly pop breaking!