Friday, December 2, 2011

Classic with a twist

Last night was the first night of December!
Which means the countdown until Christmas begins.
The first activity on our Advent Calendar was to watch a Christmas movie and eat popcorn.
I must say that the Christmas spirt took over right away because they agreed on a movie without any fighting!
But before we could watch the movie we had to make the popcorn.
But not just any popcorn
Peppermint Popcorn
I kind of had mixed thoughts about what it was going to taste like but I thought it was worth a shot and it would at least be festive.
I found the recipe on Pinterest (favorite site EVER!!!)
But it comes from the blog Plain Chicken
Peppermint Popcorn
You need to take one bag of microwave popcorn and pop it. ( She uses plain popcorn but I used butter and it tasted good too) Then crush up 6 candy canes and pour on top of popcorn. Melt half a package of Almond bark and and 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the melted almond bark. Pour it over the popcorn and mix it all together. When it's all mixed up spread it out on parchment paper until the chocolate is hardened. Then break apart and eat.

Overall it was a pretty good success.
Braeden who normally doesn't eat popcorn, ate some and both kids asked for some first thing when they woke up.
And of course Mason chowed down as much as he could.
(Some of my pictures just won't flip no matter what I do)
So after our snack was ready we relaxed to the glow of the Christmas tree and watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Can't really ask for much better than that for the first night of December.
Well except for Reed being home to enjoy it with us.
So how did you spend your night?

1 comment:

  1. Sure love those kids!!!! I cannot believe how old Braeden is looking, and how much Mason is looking like Braeden! Oh, and popcorn sounds yummy!


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