Me: "Who has the best seat in the house, me or daddy?"

Adam: "Well, Daddy's is nice, but yours is best. Your's is squishier."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Recipe for a Great Afternoon

Begin with:

2 tired boys straight home from school

1 little-sister-free afternoon

1 hour delay on homework

Melt together and simmer till just turning golden:

1 stick butter

1 ½ c. sugar

1 tsp salt

In a big bowl, pour over:

8 cups popped popcorn

Stir quickly. Dump into a large paper bag. Microwave for 1 minute then shake bag vigorously. Repeat 3 times, shaking each time till all kernels are coated. Dump back into bowl. Smack boy’s hands from snitching while popcorn cools, separating clumps with a wooden spoon. Finally give up and put the bowl in the middle of the table. Fight over the most scrumptious morsels by snatching them from each other’s fingers. Laugh a whole bunch. Try not to eat the whole bowl full, but do it anyway.

Promise to do it again soon.

Yields: 2 content boys and one very cheerful (and slightly sugar-high) mama.

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