Friday, October 31, 2008


It's Halloween and you know what that means......popcorn balls!!! No? Not what immediately came to your mind? Popcorn balls are a Snow family tradition. I mentioned this to Joe several years back and he said "Oh, you were one of those houses." So to put everyone's mind at peace, I will assure you that we are not passing out popcorn balls tonight. We've got the good stuff. Anyway, because I used to have them as a kid everytime Halloween rolls around I get a hankering for a popcorn ball. I was pumped this morning because I found an easy recipe for them and didn't have to dig out my candy thermometer. They are very yummy, but, of course, this is just one mom's opinion. Since I have four kids, I get to have four more opinions concerning any food I make. I'll start with the youngest because in some since he doesn't really count when it comes to food tasting. This is because he is the "Mikey" of our family. You know the kid in the commercial from the '80s "Have Mikey try it....". Nathan will eat anything and the popcorn balls proved no exception to that rule. John ate them without any comment, but he hadn't really had much to eat earlier in the day because he didn't like his breakfast eggs so he was fairly hungry. When school was out, the true test came. Ashley examined it and proceeded with her 20 questions, "What is it? How did you make it? What is in it? Will I like it?...." Her conclusion..."It's kind of sticky mom." This is the girl who will dig up worms in the dirt, so not a real great sign. Good manners, but not real hopeful that she liked it. Sara was next. She immediately dug in. I questioned her and her response was..."Well, I kind of like it. It isn't too bad."

Then about five minutes later she emerged from the neighboring room and stated: "You can have the rest of mine mom."
Mom: "Didn't like it, huh?"
Sara:"No, not really"
My response "Well, you know what that means."
With the roll of her eyes "More for you mom."
Me: "Yes! That's right!" And I honestly have no idea how many popcorn balls I've consumed today.

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