With the usual hot temperatures hanging around outside, I decided to keep things interesting this week by bringing the outdoor feel inside. For a family who likes to be outside more than not, creativity is a must to get through the summer months here.
For dinner one night last week, we spread out a blanket on the living room floor and feasted, picnic-style, on hot dogs, baked beans and tomatoes. It was like we were camping with a TV and without bugs… next stop, imagination station.
On Saturday night, we pulled out the Aerobed and had a movie night/sleepover. I’m really not sure why we haven’t done this since Christmas because it’s so much fun and takes very little effort. It’s especially worth doing while we have a great snuggler in our midst. I mean, who can resist that precious face? I know I can’t, even when I had a couple limbs thrown at my head and multiple blanket adjustments throughout the night. Ah, motherhood.
Of course, with a movie night comes homemade popcorn, and I found this really good popcorn seasoning that is worth trying. I made extra to have on hand the next time we make popcorn because it was a hit in this family.
HOMEMADE POPCORN SEASONING
4 T celery salt (Here is how to make your own celery salt.)
4 T dried parsley flakes
6 t garlic powder
6 t salt (I recommend Real Salt.)
6 t ground summer savory (can try subbing thyme, but it will be a tad stronger)
2 t dried marjoram
2 t dried thyme
1 t pepper
1 t turmeric
1 t ground sage
Combine all in a small bowl. Store in glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Stir or shake occasionally before use to redistribute ingredients. Simply sprinkle on top of freshly popped popcorn and enjoy!
How was your weekend?