Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pirates and Princesses Love Pink Popcorn

That's actually not true.  Princesses love pink popcorn - pirates protest and wonder why there isn't green popcorn.  I explain that a good pirate always makes sure that princesses are happy.  Not sure why - but somehow this works.  Probably because one of those princesses is his future wife.

The most children I could catch looking at the camera at once

Pool hair - soon to be popcorn hair

The Pirate and his Princess (they've been an item for over two years now. They're practically married.)

Maddie and Madi BPFs (Best Princesses Forever) 
The popcorn is super easy to make - and ridiculously exciting for kids.  Here's the recipe:

3/4 C popcorn, unpopped
salt  (just a little after popping it) 

1.5 C sugar
3 T butter
3/4 t vanilla 
4.5 T water
pink or red food coloring

Pop the popcorn, and set aside in a large bowl.  Mix all the other ingredients (except food coloring) together in a small pan (the butter won't melt yet - that's fine).  Cook on stove over medium/high heat stirring constantly.  Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from heat.  Add desired amount of food coloring, and pour over popcorn.  Mix colors in with a large spoon/spatula.  

Let the popcorn sit for a few minutes while the sugar coating hardens.  It will be kind of crunchy when it's ready.

Your kids will think it's awesome!  
(Recipe courtesy of Jamie cooks it up - love her!)

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