First Five Memory Prompts: Popcorn – Friday, July 27

Tami PotterLife.In.Lists.


There are lots of memories inside our minds – sometimes we just need a little nudge to coax them out.

What are the First Five things that come to mind when you see this:

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My List:

1. My mom always made a big Sunday lunch (usually a roast). Sunday Dinner was almost always popcorn.

2. When I was little I went through a phase when I ate my popcorn with soy sauce on it. (That sounds gross to me now.)

3. I remember a time when popcorn was made in a kettle on a stove top and required a lot of pan shaking, then my parents bought an air popper. The only way my kids have seen popcorn made, at our house, is in the microwave. (I should remedy that.)

4. My mom often made carmel popcorn. Sometimes she added peanut butter to the carmel.

5. I use my mom's simple carmel recipe to make carmel popcorn for my family.


1 Stick of butter

1 Cup of brown sugar

2 Table spoons of milk

Melt butter in a sauce pan on medium heat. Add brown sugar – stir it into the butter and let it turn into a thick liquid/paste. Add milk. Bring to a soft boil. Cook for 7-9 minutes. Carmel is done when it makes a soft ball. (Check by dropping a spoonful into cold water.)


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