We spent most of yesterday enjoying the first cool breezes of the fall season, and coming off the high of my father-in-law’s 75th birthday on Saturday night. All six grandparents were there, my two brothers-in-law flew into town, and the kids were all over the dance floor all night. With balloons. Cassidy sang and played guitar – 100% wonderfully in his element – for hours, and there was a pizza truck. It also had ice cream and espresso in case you didn’t think a traveling pizza truck with its own pizza oven wasn’t cool enough. So overwhelmingly awesome, that three-year-olds were said to fall asleep on dance floors.
If someone asks me my most favorite food, I have to separate it into categories. There is way too much good in this world to have to narrow it down to one. Favorite fruit? Apples. Ok, and strawberries, and raspberries but only when fresh-picked from the bush. Favorite vegetable? Broccoli. And sometimes broccoli with carrots. And excellently made salad. Favorite dessert? Easy. Ice cream. Ok, and cookies, but only specific ice cream and specific cookies. Favorite side dish? Mashed potatoes. Wow, I actually answered with only one. Favorite snack? Easier than all of these. POPCORN. Few things make me so happy..
I don’t like microwave popcorn..like at all.. and I’m very bad at making it on the stove. Very, very bad. We’ve gotten a couple of scalding burns on the bottom of the lobster pot that I still don’t like to care to admit to, but they have my name on them. When Cassidy goes away, I like nothing more than to sit on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a Hallmark movie.
We love fall activities of all kinds – pumpkin picking, hayrides, apple picking, jumping pillows, corn mazes, cow trains, orchards, game nights, Halloween, and so much more, but doing something that includes our dog might be the best of all.
I bought BOOMCHICKAPOP Lightly Sweet Popcorn, because I thought it would go best with what I had in mind for a sweet treat. I loved it enough as is from the bag, judging from the amount I snacked on while preparing my recipe.
I wanted to make a Cinnamon Maple Butter Popcorn out of BOOMCHICKAPOP. I poured it in a bowl and then heated two tablespoons of butter (I like a LOT) with a tablespoon of maple syrup. Once I whisked it together for a few minutes, I drizzled it over my popcorn. Then I put cinnamon – amounts varied for taste. I poured some on, put a plate over the bowl to shake the bowl well, and then taste-tested. It needed more! It is fall, after all. The results were perfect to take to the dog park.
This is how I plan to #BringTheBoom This fall. Visit the BOOMCHICKAPOP Facebook page and share your own #BringTheBoom moments. You can enter on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a Halloween kit. It includes Halloween goodies, a $50 Target gift card and free Sea Salt or Sweet & Salty BOOMCHICKAPOP.
BOOMCHICKAPOP also has an awesome website HERE. Take it from me, as a popcorn lover, it’s really fun to eat. It’s certified gluten-free and uses non-GMO ingredients in all of the products and flavors.