It’s no secret that I love the snow.  Multiple back-to-back snowfalls is my idea of winter heaven.  But if I had to choose warm or cold, warm would win every time.  If I’m going to live where it snows in the winter, I want to see LOTS of snow in the winter.  But then I want it to get warm.  Like today.  And then I want to stop eating soups and stews and casseroles and start eating salads.  Like today.

There may still be snow on the ground, but I was craving a salad today.  Mixed greens, micro greens, avocado, tomato, cucumber, hard-cooked eggs, and sauteed beef and mushrroms with a red wine vinaigrette that Victor whipped up.    I cleaned my plate!

And for some strange reason, I had a hankerin’ for something I haven’t made in years – microwave caramel corn!

I really don’t know the last time I made this – we may have still been living in San Francisco.  It’s been a long time.

It may be one of the eassiest and most fun things to do!

Microwave Caramel Corn

  • 4 qts popped corn
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Pop corn and place in brown paper grocery bag.

Place butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla in a glass bowl and  bring to a boil in microwave.   Remove from microwave and carefully stir in baking soda.  Mixture will thicken and lighten in color.

Pour over popcorn in bag, roll closed, and shake very well to mix.

Place bag in microwave and heat for 90 seconds.  Shake very well to mix and return to microwave and cook for another 90 seconds.

Shake, again, rip open bag, and enjoy!

Warning:  It’s addictive.