There’s some great things about living in Texas: no state income tax, warm weather, and BBQ. There are also a few drawbacks: poisonous snakes, drought, tornadoes, and hail. Especially hail on your new car.
I was in the kitchen last night working on the popcorn for our Father’s day gifts, when out of the blue it started hailing. And I don’t mean little pea sized stuff. We’re talking somewhere between a golf ball and baseball. Maybe tennis balls? Racquet balls? Large meatballs?
But back to the popcorn. We decided to make three flavors of popcorn and send them, along with a “man-movie” and (unmeltable) candy, to the dads in our lives. I found some great recipes on Pinterest, but ended up going with the Taco and Ranch popcorn flavors from the Yummy Life and the Neely’s BBQ Popcorn Recipe from Food Network.
For shipping, we packed the popcorn in zip top bags and then slipped them into paper bags that I decorated with some Sharpies.
Luckily I made enough toppings for Kevin and I to have some as well because they are muy delicioso. The BBQ tastes just like BBQ chips and the taco seasoning is, well, homemade taco seasoning. I can’t wait to try it with some ground turkey for some awesome loaded nachos!
Any crazy weather where you guys are? I haven’t gotten the courage up to go look at the little garden yet. It can’t be good.