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Microwave Popcorn Snowmen

I made these “cuties” last year and couldn’t resist making more …

With the cute face of this snowman… you can only get smiles…

Purchase a box of regular size microwave popcorn

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I copied snowman face page on my computer…

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and then just wrap around the popcorn pouch and tape… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It even has a TO: and FROM:… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bought a long knitted scarf at my favorite Unique Thrift Store for $1.99…

It has to be double-sided where it can be slipped over the pouch

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Cut it into 12 pieces about 6″ long… This one just happened to be long enough…

You might need more scarves depending on their length…

After slipping piece of scarf over head… I turn up the edge for a cuff and tie a piece of ribbon for tassel…

I use whatever ribbons I have on hand… trying to coordinate a little with colors…

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Wider ribbon for scarf works well… about an inch wide…

Believe me!… this is a simple project!…

and makes wonderful small gifts for a group… or for someone you are meeting for lunch… etc. …

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Front…

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Back…

12 cute gifts for $5.00 …= 41 cents eachOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Can’t beat that!

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Just a little different ribbon gives you a different look

even though the hats are all the same…

Have fun!…

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Microwave Snowmen???

I just love these little guys… or gals… depending on how you want to describe them… some with bows…some not

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I got this idea from orientaltrading.com/freefunsite-logo_228x112

I used to order from them for the after school programs I worked at… and way before that… just for my own kids… They have lots of party accessories and craft projects… and so reasonably priced…

I have lots… of nieces/nephews… great-niece/great-nephews… so I needed something fun, cheap and useable… In this case… eatable!… for a little Christmas hand-out

All you need is a printer… to print the paper Snowman cover… that you wrap around a bag of microwave popcorn

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It even has a greeting for TO: and FROM:… that says, “Popping by to wish you Happy Holidays”… Now isn’t that the neatest!…

The face of the Snowman is the cutest with his carrot nose and pink cheeks

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They suggested you use “Magic Gloves”2-Gloves-FINAL  for their toboggan… Which is a great idea… An extra little gift… but, I’m on a budget and have to do my own thing…

So I found these wonderful hand-knitted socks at the thrift store… Brand new… One pair making 6 toboggans for my little friends… Just cut them into 3rds… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA pull over the top of the bag after taping face around bag… fold up bottom to make hat…

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The toe becomes a toboggan automatically… and the others I tied with a piece of curly ribbon to make a tassel top… A piece of ribbon… curled a little…  becomes a scarf… and they are done!… I made 16 this morning in no time!…

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The cost was so minimal!

Paper…ink…printer…already had!… No cost! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Socks $1.45 per pair with my 25% discount on certain days… cost= $3.26 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

2 boxes of microwave popcorn… $2.00 per box of 8 packages= $4.00 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Had leftover ribbon from wrapping presents… and of course scotch tape… so NO cost there!

So my 16 little gifts cost 45 cents each… Not too shabby!… and they are adorable!…

I think they will like them!

One of My Favorite Turkey Recipes…

Great Turkey recipe
Here is a turkey recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing ingredient — imagine that. When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when a turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try:

8 – 15 lb. turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is Good)


1 cup un-popped popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER‘S LOW FAT IS BEST)  

Salt/pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt, and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan making sure the neck end is toward the front of the oven, not the back. After about 4 hours listen for the popping sounds. When the turkey’s ass blows the oven door open and the bird flies across the room…. it’s done!
And, you thought I didn’t know how to cook…

I actually did find this awesome sounding Turkey Recipe…

Apple Farm Roast Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 small Heritage Turkey
  • 2 yellow onions, cut in wedges
  • 3–4 oranges, cut in wedges
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano, half on stalks, half with leaves removed
  • 3 sticks melted butter
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Rub orange wedges into the neck cavity and leave them inside, along with a few stalks of oregano. Seal the neck flap with bamboo skewers. Combine thoroughly the remaining orange wedges with onion wedges and oregano stalks.
  • Add ¼ cup of butter, a few pinches of salt and pepper, and stuff mixture into the main cavity.
  • Close the cavity by securing the drumsticks.
  • Chop oregano leaves and add them to the remaining melted butter, along with generous amounts of salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the turkey skin.
  • Place the turkey in the pan and put it in the hot oven. After the skin browns for about 30 minutes, lower the temperature to 350 degrees and cook the turkey using a thermometer.
  • Remember to baste periodically. The turkey is done when the internal temperature reads 165–170 degrees. Let it rest, then move it to a platter before carving.

Remember to not get too stressed during the Holidays…

Pause for a little fun and laughter!

“Dancing Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Drinks and Popcorn!”

Oh, oh…Dad has brought in the big bag of popcorn …It is put in the cabinet above the refrigerator…This is how we knew we would be going to the drive-in …not a drive-in restaurant…but, the real movie type drive-in …We still didn’t know when we would be going…that was up to Dad…He was just getting prepared…There would probably be a few other snacks and drinks put on ice in a cooler of some sort on the night we went…It of course was in the summer …Usually, a pretty warm night…Mom would have us all ready…and when Dad got home from work and had eaten supper…we would pile in the car and take off…Of course it had to be almost dusk…because the movie couldn’t be seen unless it was dark… Projected on that big screen  out in a field…The drive-in had swings…we knew that!…and this was Mom’s duty…She would take us to swing before the movie started …My Dad had stayed at the car to attach the speaker to the window…making sure there wasn’t a lot of static or that it wasn’t broken…   Some kids played in the swing area instead of even watching the movie…but, I loved the commercial of dancing hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and popcorn...I couldn’t miss that! This was played before the movie actually started…Then there was the countdown  displayed on that big screen…10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1! …The movie began! …  …I know now why we waited sometimes before Dad took us to the drive-in even though the popcorn was ready…It had to be a G-rated movie…actually they didn’t rate them at that time…but, he would know if it was appropriate for his little girls to watch…Usually there was a cartoon first…maybe two , and then the actual movie was played…There was always a trip to the bathroom…Mom’s job again…and I hoped to get a glimpse of the snack bar…All those hotdogs, hamburgers, candy, drinks and the most wonderful smell of movie popcorn …We weren’t deprived…and I knew that…It was expensive…and my Dad was quite frugal…but, every once in a while we got to purchase one item…That made it special…not, like kids today, that get it all…We cherished that one item and made it last throughout the movie, especially if it was candy …I tried my best to stay up until the end, but at times I woke up as Dad was maneuvering the car through the traffic exiting  the drive-in… I loved how my Dad and my Mom planned our little excursion to the drive-in …and when it was over we knew what our Dad was going to say…”When I forget this time, we will go again!” He was so funny!

“My Kids!”…

Movies  were always popular with our kids…I have mentioned before about our movie day on Fridays …They getting to choose a movie brought from home…Very diplomatic about how each student voted on the one they wanted to watch…Most votes was the winning movie …What is bad about this procedure…is that we watched some movies over 10 times!… So, at times, we would have to say, It’s “Teacher’s Choice Day” just to get to watch something new…Why is it that kids like to watch the same movies over and over??? I would really like to know!

Interesting fact about my “snack food” characters I liked to watch…

Let’s All Go to the Lobby” is a 1953 animated musical snipe played as an advertisement before the beginning of the main film. It featured a family of four talking concession stand products, singing “Let’s all go to the lobby to get ourselves a treat” and walking to the concession stand.

In 2000, “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.