Monday, December 20, 2010
Wow 5 more days!
I had a creative high last night and went to bed at 6:30am the following morning!
A friend asked me to create a banner for her sister. All of her holiday decorations are snowmen and shades of blue.
I couldn't get a good picture of it all together, so I had to take pictures of it in pieces. The word she picked was Wonderland - so it was a pretty long banner. I think it might be the longest one I've ever made.
One of the best things about it was all of the supplies came out of my stash. Basic Grey & DCWV papers, Bazzil cardstock, Quickutz diecuts and misc other embellishments.
I was really happy with the end result. What do you think?
You will need:
Yellow popcorn kernels
First start off with making popcorn the "old-fashioned" way. Take a medium size pot with a lid and add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom. Add enough popcorn kernels to make a single layer in the bottom of the pan. Cover with lid, turn on medium-high heat and shake pot every 10 seconds. Once the popping finished transfer to a large bowl.
In a second small sauce pan, add 2tsp vegetable oil, 2 tbsp water and 2/3 cup of light brown sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon and bring to a boil. After it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, pour over popcorn and stir to coat evenly. Add the amount of salt you would usually add to your popcorn - to get that great sweet & salty taste. Let cool a couple of minutes and eat. If you are planning on packing some up for a gift like I was - I spread it out on a couple of cookie sheets to allow it to cool and help separate it from forming into one giant popcorn ball.
See super easy & cheap - plus you don't have to wait till summer to get kettle corn from a festival.
Ken and I also made a bunch of cookies tonight, chocolate & peanut butter chip, snicker doodles and sugar cookies and some peppermint bark. I plan on packaging some up for friends and neighbors.
Can you believe that Christmas is only 5 days away? Ken & I have already exchanged a couple of early gifts. I got a gingerbread house kit and a gift certificate for the Goodwill. FUN!