Sugar and Spice
was a little girl, I looked forward to Saturday
nights because we did not have a regular dinner; we
had popcorn and apples. No, it was not the
depression, but my father and mother were survivors
of that great era, and leftover were some quaint
traditions, like the light Saturday night meals.
In the summertime, we might enjoy the sweet and
salty delicacies at the local drive-in, and in the
winter, in front of the television. This was a
weekly family event, and boyfriends and girlfriends
were gently initiated to the Saturday night ritual
with an invitation to a "dinner" of some type.
Mom might make sandwiches or a big pot of spaghetti.
This was just so the "date" did not think us
completely crazy. After the dishes were
cleaned up, Dad would pull out his huge pot and pop
up enough popcorn to last the night. While
that was working, he would also gather a few Granny
Smith or Delicious apples, a knife, lots of napkins,
and a real treat, the soft drink of the week.
Sometimes, it was Nehi; other times it was Cream
Soda or 7-Up. We gathered it all and set up in
front of the television. I can still remember
a girlfriend of my brother's saying, "My, I've never
seen such big VATS of popcorn!" My dad
grunted, mom smiled and I just kept chewing and
watching TV. My brother looked embarrassed, but
grabbed an apple, anyway.
special occasions, Mom would mix up a "special"
batch of her scrumptious Sugar and Spice Popcorn.
Every visitor who ever tried it, couldn't stop
eating it! Try our "modernized" version and
see if you can "eat just one"! Good luck!
and Spice Popcorn
Yield: 1 Serving
3 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Sugar
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
1 bag Popped corn (NOT Mini)
Melt butter, add sugar and spices and stir until
sugar is dissolved. Drizzle over popcorn and toss.