So sorry about my post! I'm not sure what happened to it, (most likely it's because I don't do this enough!). Anyway, here it is!
FOR TODAY - January 30, 2014
Outside my window...We got a little bit of snow on Wednesday, so it is white outside! It is also drippy, as the temp is 40 degrees! My poor dog is so scared of the snow that falls off of the roof, that he spends his day downstairs, poor guy. It's suppose to snow or rain the rest of the week, and we need the moisture so desperately that we will take it in any form!
I am thinking...How proud I am of my mom, she is the resident of the month at the retirement center she lives in! I love this wonderful woman! She certainly deserves to be recognized and honored! She will be 86 in March, can you believe it, she really looks so young and beautiful!
Here is another picture of her holding my newest grand baby a few weeks ago- she loves babies!
In the kitchen... I haven't really been making anything new and wonderful, that said, I will share my caramel corn recipe, I've been making it for over 40 years, and we all love it!
Homemade Caramel Popcorn
1 pound brown sugar
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Karo syrup (light corn syrup)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups of unpopped popcorn (1 cup if you like it extra gooey).
Pop your popcorn in an air popper machine, on the stove or, I usually pop it in my Stir-Crazy, using one cup per batch. I pop two batches, this recipe makes a lot of caramel!
Cook the brown sugar, Karo syrup, and 1/2 cup of butter over the stove on medium high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes. It will burn if you cook it too long, so make sure you are stirring continuously and watch it closely. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir until nice and smooth and combined.
When it is finished cooking, take your pot off the stove and pour the caramel sauce over your popped popcorn. Mix until all the popcorn is completely coated. You will need a very large bowl to mix it all together - I usually use two bowls!
I am wearing... Jeans, and a brown fleece top.
I am creating... I would like to crochet an afghan for my granddaughter who will be turning 8 in March - do you think I have time?
I am going... My husbands uncle passed away and his funeral is on Saturday. Always a sad day, he was the last of my husbands, father's immediate family.
I am hoping...That my little Clara will start feeling better. She has a disorder that prevents her small intestine from absorbing iron - she is very anemic. She will be having an an intravenous iron injection next week, and we are praying it will help her. Please keep her in your prayers.
I am learning... That babies grow quickly! Actually I've known that for years... ;0) But, I can't believe how fast our little Tanner has grown, he's 3 months old, and oh, so cute!
Around the house... The usual puttering, I'm really good at that, I should be a professional!
A favorite quote for today...
"The biggest communication problems is that we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply."
One of my favorite things... I really love old buttons. When I was a child, my grandmother used to give me her button box to play with. She was a school teacher, and it was all about learning!
A peek into my day...
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