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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Someth'n Corny

As we were learning about the pilgrims these last few weeks, we have been learning that the Indians taught them (the pilgrims) to grow corn.

One of our activities was to pop, pop corn.

After feasting on pop corn, we made corn meal playdough.

Cornmeal Dough (uncooked)

1 1/2 cups white flour
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1 cup salt
1 cup water about 1/4 C cooking oil
1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
2. Add water and oil mix into the dry ingredients.
3. Knead until pliable. (This recipe did not call for oil, but was to crumbly without it. I added a little at a time until I was happy with the texture.)

And last but certainly not least!! We made Caramel Corn!!

Add the following ingredients to at least a 4-quart saucepan (the mixture will expand when soda is added so you will want to have a little extra room).
1 C butter
2 C brown sugar
½ C karo syrup (white or dark)
Mix and Boil for 5 minutes
Add
1 t salt
½ t soda
1 t vanilla

Pour the cooked mixture over 4-5 quarts popped corn and mix thoroughly. Pour out on buttered cookie sheet. Bake at 250 fro 45 minutes stir occasionally. Store in an airtight container.

Have a delightful day and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

5 comments:

Karin Katherine said...

I am going to try this! I love Caramel Corn! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Yours looks great.

Grace said...

cornmeal playdough! what a great idea! and you certainly can't go wrong with caramel corn. i could probably eat my weight in that stuff and be perfectly content. :)

alicesg said...

Looked so good. Yummy. Thanks for popping over at my blog. Have a nice weekend.

Shelley said...

My son LOVES watching popcorn pop. I'm definitely going to try the caramel popcorn recipe. I've never made it before.

amy said...

I love the cornmeal playdough idea! The caramel corn looks yummy, too! :)