Blizzard of 2013

We survived the blizzard of 2013! And by survived, I mean we "didn't leave the house all weekend and watched two complete seasons of Downton Abbey" (seriously, how amazing is that show?!) We got about a foot of snow, and it was so pretty!
I love when snowstorms hit on a weekend. They aren't annoying, we don't have to rush out and commute to work in it and we just....relax, and enjoy.

It turns out Zoey LOVES the snow and enjoyed frolicking in it, donning her winter finest of course.

What tv or movie marathon weekend is complete without popcorn? Feeling ambitious, I decided to try a Kettle Popcorn recipe that I had recently pinned from How Does She? It looked really easy to make and looked so delicious!

Unfortunately, this proved a bit more difficult than it seemed. My kernels weren't popping so I finally decided to turn the heat up on it. Then, a lot did pop but still half of them wouldn't, and ended up burning in my pot - and almost ruining it!

Nevertheless, I was still able to make a good amount of fresh kettle popcorn to enjoy on Friday night while watching Spider-Man. At least it was an interesting lesson in homemade popcorn but in the future, I'll probably just stick with my good old air-popper.
In case you want to try making your own Kettle Popcorn, and want to see if you have better luck than me, the recipe is below.

Kettle Popcorn
From How Does She?

  • 5 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
  • 7 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 2/3 cup of popcorn kernels
  • Dashes of salt
  1. Get a big pot with a lid. Put the oil into the pot. Heat it on Medium-High until you see a faint puff of smoke. It's faint, so watch for it.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar into the bottom of the pot. Let it dissolve a wee-bit.
  3. Stir in the pop corn.
  4. Stir quickly for 10 seconds.
  5. Turn heat to low.
  6. Put the lid on the pot.
  7. Every 20 seconds...shake it. Shake it good. Caution: Make sure lid is on tightly and you use hot pads. It's hot.
  8. When 'pops' slow pull it off the heat. Add a dash of salt.
  9. Wait for it to cool and devour!
  10. Yum.

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  1. Nice. Zoey is so adorable! And that popcorn looks amazing!
    I totally make old school popcorn in a pan, too.

  2. I'm glad you had a nice weekend hunkering down. We didn't even get one snowflake here in DC, which was fine with me! {P.S. Laughing about the stupid "anonymous" comment posted above. I've gotten some really idiotic ones just like that in the past. It's like, if you're going to spam my blog and leave porn links, at least learn how to write an actual sentence!}

  3. Zoey is too cute! I was not happy to get more snow this past weekend, that's for sure. And I loooove Downton Abbey!! Wait until you get through season 3, it's a doozy!!


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