Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bacon Kettle Corn

Bacon Kettle Corn
in a Stir Crazy
For this yummy Kettle Corn you will need:
Bacon Grease
1/4 to 1/3  Cup  White Sugar, depending on how sweet you like your Kettle Corn
Salt, to taste
a Stir Crazy popcorn popper
First, put a good large dollop of cold Bacon Grease in your Stir Crazy popper, about 3 Tablespoons worth:
Plug in your popper and let the Bacon Grease melt, like this is beginning to melt:

Unplug the popper and add your Popcorn.  Sprinkle it all with the Sugar:

Cover with the popper lid, plug in, and let the Popcorn pop!  When the last few kernels have mostly popped (you may not want to wait for every single kernel to pop, as the Sugar can start to burn), invert the unit and Salt to taste:

Now you are ready to enjoy some really good Kettle Corn!  Don't be a bit surprised if your entire family is swiping handfuls while you're trying to finish salting it...


"Wisdom is the principal thing;
therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding."
Proverbs 4:7
When we were East for T's Grandmother's funeral, we stayed with his sister and her family, and this is the way they like their popcorn--except they don't make it Kettle-Style; the Sugar is my adaption to their Bacon Popcorn.
School is out this week: hurrah for Summer Vacation!  A few weeks ago the boys' teacher hosted a Gold Rush Night for her students and their parents at her home as a finale to the students' studies of California History.  Period costumes were required.  Here are a few of my favorite snapshots of the evening:

 The Trail Masters who led our wagon train West, in search of Gold
 It was a long, hard journey and we were weary when we reached the Golden State

 It was a rough looking gang of prospectors who greeted us
We were delighted to see the Mercantile and Dining Tent upon our arrival;
the Prospectors spent their Gold--earned by hard work and good grades throughout the year--quite quickly

Much work must be finished before we could eat:
Sarsaparilla to stir,
Butter to churn

Dinner was simple:
Stew and Cornbread, Orange Wedges, and
Apple Crisp for dessert

Western Games made the evening fun
The teachers have been seeing double for the past two years

Thank You, Mrs. Schaurer, for all you have done for this class!
We appreciate you!

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