Happy Monday, everyone!! So, today's post will be short and sweet - literally! A super easy recipe and a sure-fire sugar fix! I give you:
Here's what you'll need:
1 cube margarine/butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 t. vanilla (I add a bit more)
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2-3 packages movie theater buttery microwave popcorn OR 6 qts. natural air-popped pop corn (I go with the microwaveable bags w/extra butter...umm, yeah...)
Here's what you do:
In a heavy sauce pan, bring all ingredients (less the popcorn) to a boil, boil for 3 minutes. Take off heat and stir, stir, stir to a smooth consistency. Pour over your popcorn. Stir well to coat. *You can either eat it straight out of the bowl or form into popcorn balls. Wetting hands with water helps in the forming of balls.
And then you eat them, of course!!! Soooo yum.
*But, how does this tie to writing, you ask? Simple. If you ever need to mindlessly mull over an idea, a problem spot, an edit, a choice...this delicious, addicting treat is a silent friend you can gnaw on with one hand as you let your mind wander. If your WiP is really giving you trouble? You can also throw a popcorn ball. It will likely stick to a wall, which - let's face it. That's just good fun. :) And don't forget - this nummy treat you're enjoying? Just like your initial idea, your little kernel of a story - it didn't really get good until you applied a little heat and popped it open and layered it with some sweet plots and deliciously delightful characters.
Happy writing today!