A Fall Day
It’s Hallowee’n today. All the little ones will be out gathering treats…or giving out tricks. The sad part is that it is raining and doesn’t look like it will clear up. Fog has rolled in, and it even looks like a Hallowee’n day
Do you remember when your kids were little and they went door to door…. when they were too small to go alone! All the excitement of having a costume. My husband was good at making costumes, and each year we saved the three costumes, and the following year when kids came to the door without a costume, they would leave our place dressed in one if these.
He was also good at painting faces… so before it was time to go out, they came to our place and he would paint their faces.
We lived in a section of Vancouver called Fraserview…
there were at least two kids in every home, a stipulation of our rental agreement, and they were Veterans homes. We would have well over a hundred kids. As time went by some of those kids became too old to go door to door, so we didn’t have to supply quite as many treats.
I started making popcorn balls. It took me quite a while to make enough, but well worth it as the kids appreciated them.
When we were moving away from there, one little boy knocked at my door. He said “My mom told me that you are moving away. Do you suppose that you could give me your recipe for the popcorn balls that you give us at Hallowee’n?”
Popcorn Balls (microwave)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup popping corn, popped
Combine first four ingredients in micro safe casserole Cover with plastic wrap. Micro High 6 minutes. Stir. Microwave uncovered for 4 minutes. 235 degrees F (*soft ball). If not to this point, High for another 2 minutes.
Place popped corn in large buttered bowl. Pour syrup in a thin stream over popped corn. Stir well. Rub hands with butter to form balls. Place on waxed paper. Wrap in waxed paper to give out.
Makes 12 to 15 balls
It looks like it is clearing up. The rain has stopped, the fog has gone away, and the sky is brightening.. The little kids will be happy!