November 15, 2010

Share A Meal Monday

The clock says 11:17 so it's still technically Monday and I'm sharing my recipe! Sorry it's taken me ALL day to get to it, I'm sure you've been checking non stop (guffaw!)

We had friends over for dinner tonight and I made my wonderful mother-in-law's recipe for Frito Casserole that I posted last week. And even though the lady at Superstore told me corn chips were banned in Canada (??) and I wouldn't find them I sent my hubby on a trip to Safeway and guess what - he came back with some! Take that Superstore Lady! So the meal was lovely, corn chips and all. For dessert and an evening snack I made my wonderful momma's caramel popcorn. Now this my friends, is a TREAT.

I must share:

Conda Rae's Caramel Popcorn  
(Conda Rae is my momma's name - I once had someone ask me, "what's a Conda Rae?!")

1 cup margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
6 quarts popcorn (*to me that means 2 batches in my popper*)

Melt margarine, add sugar, salt and syrup. Bring to a boil and stir, then boil without stirring for five minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. It will foam so stir until it's all mixed. Pour over popcorn and stir until all popcorn is coated. **You can stop here and eat it like this all gooey and warm but if you aren't going to eat the entire batch right away I suggest the next step - pour popcorn into a roasting pan and bake at 225 F for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. This bakes the popcorn and makes it crunchy like Kernels Popcorn so you can have it for a few days. If you don't bake it and let the gooey popcorn sit it will go HARD and stick together. Bleh. I always bake mine (after having a bowl of it gooey of course!) ENJOY!

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  1. Yes! I was hoping you would post this sometime. I have been DYING to make it!! (And I forgot how to use a phone?? Something like that..)


  2. I am so glad I found this! Thank you for sharing your recipe, it sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it, such a great snack.

  3. Actually this was your grandma's recipe and her name was LaRae. I hope a "Conda Rae" is something (?)
    good! I'd love some of that popcorn--that is one of my favorite treats in the world!


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