Plans for Valentine’s Day

honestly, i haven’t spent much time thinking about what i was going to do for Valentine’s Day. so i am sorry that i don’t have any grand plans to share with you all….i just figured i would do some of your ideas you all left me during the giveaway! thanks again for all of those.

i am room mom for my oldest’s class, so i have been working on plans for that. we will be having a class Valentine’s Day breakfast with pancakes, juice and fruit, and also be making secret cards for another person in class. i am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a success!

and, i actually have been hoping that there would be some way my husband and i could get out to see a movie since we haven’t been to a movie that wasn’t made for kids in years! but since it is a school night, i don’t think that it is going to work out. so…..

i am thinking we will just make it a fun family night.
a Valentine’s pizza dinner. idea from here.
hearts Yahtzee. instructions here on the idea room’s blog.
homemade red hot popcorn. recipe here.
and the movie A Charlie Brown Valentine which i recorded this week on my DVR.
so simple….but i think the kiddies will enjoy. then they will be off to bed at 8 o’clock and the husband and i can enjoy the rest of the evening, which hopefully will include a yummy….and chocolate dessert from Claim Jumpers.

Red Hot Popcorn

Red Hot Popcorn….yummy!
6 quarts of popped popcorn (2-3 large bags of microwave popcorn)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt (optional, i use microwave popcorn so i don’t)
1 package cinnamon red hot candies (12 oz)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
spread popcorn in a lightly buttered roasting pan or cookie sheet. bake at 250º while preparing syrup.
pour cinnamon candies into a 2 cup measure. fill remaining space to the top with sugar.
place in a heavy pan; add butter, salt & corn syrup. bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes.
remove from heat; carefully stir in baking soda.
pour over popcorn, stirring to coat. (you don’t have to use all the mixture.)
continue to bake at 250º for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
remove from oven; let cool. break into pieces; store in an airtight container..
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