I think the snow is beautiful. I love it when I’m at home, and the snow is falling outside and we can sit inside and cuddle in blankets and watch movies. I love it when we wake up on Christmas morning to inches of snow outside. But I have to admit – I don’t like to be out in the snow so much.
I know, I know – I live in the wrong state. Sadly, I’m not a skier or a snowboarder. I’ve been snowmobiling once, and it was fun, but I would never want to go out and buy my own snowmobile. But the reason why I dislike the snow the most?
I – hate – driving – in – it.
Last night, I had to drive through some horrible snow. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been that frightened before while driving. Luckily, the roads weren’t slick, but I couldn’t see the lines at all. And I was on the freeway. I’m just glad there wasn’t a lot of traffic, because honestly, I don’t even know if I was in my lane or not. I’m just glad that I stayed on the road, and that I eventually made it home.
So needless to say, these fall/winter days are my least favorite of the year – when it comes to the weather.
But when it comes to the food, I have a totally different opinion about this time of year. I love this time of year for the food! The pies, the turkeys, the rolls… I love it all. I guess you just need to stick me at home, with no car, and surround me with the wonderful holiday food. Then I’ll be a happy girl!
I saw this take on popcorn a few weeks back in an email, and I knew I had to try it out. Which is funny, because I didn’t even really like pecan pie until a few years ago. But I love any sort of flavored popcorn, and this one really intrigued me.
This Pecan Pie Popcorn was seriously addicting. My mom and I pretty much finished it off all by ourselves. I had some doubts when I was making it though. The butter sauce never really thickened up for me, and when I poured it over the popcorn, a lot of my popcorn shrunk down since the butter was still so wet. I thought it was all going to turn into a goopy mess, but after baking it, it came out really well. I wish the kernels would have still been big and fluffy, but I guess it didn’t really matter that much, since the whole bowl of it got polished off pretty quickly!
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 7 cups popped popcorn
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 250F.
- In a small pan over medium heat, combine the maple syrup and brown sugar. Whisk and cook for 5 minutes. Whisk in the butter and salt and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On the sheet, mix the popcorn, pecans and maple butter and spread in an even layer.
- Cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, stirring once.
- Recipe from Rachael Ray website
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