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.