Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gooey Ghosts

After a great morning at the fantabulous Pumpkinland on Saturday, we ate lunch at Subway and headed home with Lexi along for the ride. Ava needed a nap, so she was down for a few hours which bummed Lexi out. To make up for the Avaless afternoon, I decided to teach her how to make popcorn balls. Get the recipe here. Lexi loves to help and I thought this was the perfect activity for her to help with. I borrowed an old school air popper from my dad and we popped the corn and you could actually see it popping in the popper. We are so used to just throwing a bag in the microwave, I thought it was neat to pop it a different way. If you don't have an air popper just use 3 bags of microwave popcorn. Make sure to pick out all the unpopped kernels because those are killers on your teeth!! I dealt with the stove but Lex helped with the measuring and of course the best part of all...forming the gooey ghosts (her name). If you make these, don't dump the entire sugary mess on the popcorn. Dump a little and stir, then a little more and stir. If you don't have a humongous bowl, then make them in 2 batches which is much more manageable. I sprayed Lexi's hands with Pam and she was off and running with her ghosts. It would be fun to add M&Ms or other candys if you have them. The gooey ghosts occupied Lexi's time and we ended up with a tasty treat too!

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