Grinch Popcorn

Christmas PopcornWe had reindeer and I couldn’t resist this grinch popcorn, from Two Sisters Crafting for the Christmas dessert table. Popcorn is one of my absolute no contest favourite foods. So covering it with green melted marshmallows and red M&M’s seemed like a fabulous idea. It was. A fun little idea, and one that you can adjust colouring for any season. Think pink for Valentines. Stick with green, with green M&m’s for St.Patty’s day. Go Pastel for Easter. Endless possibilities, and fun popcorn!

P.S If you want it really gooey, double the butter marshmallow mixture. I felt ours could have had a bit more.

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • salt, use lots
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups marshmallows
  • green food coloring
  • red m&m ‘s
  • additional marshmallows
  1. Pop popcorn in popcorn machine with oil. Remove any kernels that didn’t pop. Sprinkle with salt. You want a lot.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan, and add marshmallows. Melt over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in as much food colouring as you like. Immediately pour over popcorn and stir to coat.
  3. Lay on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and top with m&m’s and marshmallows. Press down so they stick in the mixture. Let set.
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Sharpay Smoothies – (Strawberry , Banana)

Sharpay SmoothiesOur littlest really loves smoothies, and often picks them for “picks of the month”. Sometimes she even picks from an actually cook book or in the case of this one the High School Musical 2 Party Planner which she was reading before bed, just for fun. We are in fact not planning a high school musical party, but at least we can enjoy the smoothies.

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup frozen whole strawberries
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk

1. Peel bananas, and place in chunks in blender. Add remaining ingredients. Blend.

2. Drink and enjoy!

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Grape Jelly MeatballsMeatballs. Adult and Kid friendly alike. The kids were especially happy to eat these as the movie choice of the evening was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. They were gobbled up by everyone in the house, and most of the kids went back for seconds. Success! I served these as a meal with rice to sop up all the sauce, however they could easily serve as an appetizer as well, just serve with toothpicks!

Recipe from Our Best Bites ( Thanks, it was great)

  • 1 pkg. frozen meatballs- between 50 and 60 in the bag
  • 12 ounce jar chili sauce
  • 18 ounce jar grape jelly

1. Mix together chili sauce and grape jelly in your slow cooker. You can adjust the amount of grape jelly depending on how sweet you like it. If you want them really sweet throw in the whole jar. I used a little more than half, and that was perfect for us.

2. Cook on low for 5 hours.

3. Eat and enjoy!

Reindeer Poop

Reindeer Poop- Caramel CheetosThe Secret Recipe Club time has come again. When I got my blog assignment Juanita’s Cocina I gave a little happy yelp. I have visited this blog many a time already. I have pinned many a recipe. That doesn’t mean narrowing it down to one was any easier. I still wanted to make every dang recipe there was. As our Christmas tree is up and holiday music is playing, it seemed fitting to make myself something Christmassy. Although this didn’t last, I will be making another batch closer to the actual day. Reindeer Poop. So good. The kids of course had a lot of fun with this too, many a” man, this poop tastes good,” or “are you cooking poop? It sure smells tasty,” came out of their cute little mouths. Mom , got in on the action too. Potty talk , can sometimes be fun. So try this one out. A wonderful addition to the yuletide snack table.

P.S- Jen, I think your title Reindeer Poop was very creative, so we are sticking with it!

  • 1 bag puffy Cheetos
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1. Lightly spray large baking tray ( I used my turkey roaster) with cooking spray. Spread out your Cheetos.

2. In large pot melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium-heat and boil for 5 minutes. Stir often as it will burn easily. remove from heat and whisk in baking soda. Pour over Cheetos and toss to coat.

3. Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees. Stir every 15 minutes. Remove to wax paper and cool.

4. Eat and enjoy!