Last week the boys and I had a movie night at home. We ran by Walmart to pick up the supplies or the night, and then we popped some Pop Secret popcorn (with yummy toppings, obviously), piled up on the couch, and watched "The Land Before Time." Toby is always so fascinated when tv shows or movies that he watches are ones that I watched as a kid. Of course in Toby's brain I'm basically a century old, so his wording is always pretty hilarious. Anyway, since we were having a movie night we decided to make some homemade "gourmet" popcorn to satisfy the sweet tooth we all have. I had a set of these small glass condiment bowls and they were perfect for kid-sized portions of the good stuff. Since we had a couple of ideas in mind for the popcorn, I opted to make a "Popcorn Flight" for the boys. I let Toby pick his favorite recipes from a handful of ideas, and he chose S'mores Popcorn, Black and White Popcorn, and Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn. Here's a quick run down of each:
+ Melt a handful of marshmallows in the microwave for 45 seconds. Spread melted marshmallows onto bed of popcorn. Crumble graham crackers over the still-sticky marshmallows. Melt milk chocolate in the microwave until it's a smooth and creamy consistency. Drizzle and drop the chocolate over the popcorn and crackers. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes and serve.
Black and White Popcorn
+ Melt white chocolate and milk chocolate separately and drizzle over popcorn. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to harden before serving.
Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
+ Mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon. In a separate bowl mix 1/4 cup butter with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. In a large bowl drizzle the popcorn with the butter mixture and then toss with the cinnamon sugar.
So The Land Before Time: Complete Collection just came out at Walmart last week and I don't think my house could hold enough tissues for me to make it through the entire thing. But it's on our summer bucket list so I guess we'll be doing it anyway! Y'all totally cried during The Land Before Time, too, right?! Little Foot is just such a sweet little dinosaur. Both Toby and Linden were totally entranced by the movie, so it didn't take them much to be still (though this makes me so excited to take Linden to his first theater!). But neither boy really talked much during the movie. If anything they just snacked and watched. Linden fell asleep about 10 minutes before the end, and I was in heaven. That was a really good night.
If you have a summer bucket list of your own, I suggest homemade gourmet popcorn and The Land before Time: The Complete Collection DVD should be on your list (but hurry because it's only while supplies last!) Feel free to come join us as we snack our way through the entire set! Haha
What are some of your favorite popcorn toppings?