And you can too...
1 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 t salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
6 quarts of plain popped corn
In a saucepan, melt butter; stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a full rolling boil on Med/High heat, stirring constantly; boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in soda and vanilla. Gradually pour over popped corn in a HUGE bowl, mixing well. Taste only with caution because you will burn your little tongue and fingers! Pour out into two baking sheets lined with Silpats or parchment paper (or it will stick!) Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, cool completely. Break apart and store in a tightly covered container.
Did I mention this is not non caloric? Have your toothbrush & treadmill on hand.
I don't think I've watched a soap opera for 15 years, well, I did have a short addiction to Passions, and I did lay on the couch for 2 months after I had my first baby, so I probably watched a few then...anyway, today I watched The Bold & the Beautiful. Have Brooke, Taylor & Ridge ever sorted out their love triangle? They certainly all look the same, especially Ridge, I wonder how much makeup that man wears to look so good.
In case you're wondering if all I did today was eat Caramel Corn and watch Soaps, I did not. I did lots of productive things in between ~ Changed some diapers, Visited my mom, packaged up a gift for my friend Tamera and took it to the Post Office, changed more diapers, weeded the garden, painted a sign I've been wanting to paint for the last 2 years that I made my husband cement into the ground in the front of our house ~ we stole it from Geauga Lake when it closed ~ Lost Daisy in the back yard, Found her playing with the garden hose covered in Raspberries with a giant mosquito bite just under her little eye, Brushed the dog & put the cushions on our outdoor furniture. Nothing else too exciting to report, so make the Caramel Corn and tell me what you think! It tastes just like Cracker Jacks.