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Operation Popcorn, June Edition

July 1, 2016 by Judy Trull

It is the end of June and I find myself in a bit of a hurry to post the latest recipe using “Hey Popcorn Guy’s” choice of popcorn.  This time I must admit I am a bit more excited with the offering, it is Maple Walnut Popcorn.  I thought well what am I going to do with this?  Yes an idea sprang forth and in keeping with a bit of a bed and breakfast sort of thing I chose to use the latest offering in Maple Walnut Almond Granola.  I am feeling good about this recipe it is in the oven right now toasting.  Please try this recipe, with some fruit and yogurt or maybe just with some fresh berries and milk.  Either way you choose to enjoy it, give it a try and see if you don’t come away with a few ideas of your own for using the many different flavors offered by “Hey Popcorn Guy”!  See you in July with yet another challenge!

1/3 cup Maple Syrup

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. salt

3 cups oats, old fashioned (all I had was quick cooking, so that is what I used)

1 cup slivered almonds

1 – 2 cups Maple Walnut Popcorn

Stir together maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and coconut oil.  Heat in microwave for 1 minute, stir . Mix together oats, slivered almonds, salt and maple walnut popcorn.  Pour maple syrup mix over oat mixture and stir to combine.  Toast in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until golden.  Remove from the oven and let cool.  Store in an airtight container.

 

 

Operation Popcorn, April Fool’s

April 21, 2016 by Judy Trull

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This month Hey Popcorn Guy dropped of the flavor for this month’s challenge and it’s no April fool’s!  Honey Mustard is the flavor this month.  My daughter Morgan came to visit with our new granddaughter Willow for a few days and so we were throwing out ideas as to how to utilize the honey mustard popcorn in a recipe and Honey Mustard Meatballs was the winner.  So this month’s challenge was made by Morgan Kubash, and they were tasty.  Served alongside mashed potatoes, oriental style veggies, it was what’s for dinner!

Honey Mustard Meatballs

3 cups Hey Popcorn Guy Honey Mustard Popcorn

10 Ritz Crackers

1 pound hamburger

½ medium onion, chopped

1 Tablespoon Honey Mustard

 

Pulse together honey mustard popcorn, Ritz crackers and medium onion together in a food processor, pulse until the consistency of bread crumbs. Mix into the hamburger, with the honey mustard, just until incorporated.  Form into small meatballs, place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.  Serve with honey mustard cream sauce.

 

Honey Mustard Cream Sauce

 

4 Tablespoons butter

4 Tablespoons flour

3 cups milk

4 Tablespoons Honey Mustard

¼ teaspoon season salt

Pinch of black pepper

1 teaspoon dill

 

Place butter in a pan to melt.  Once the butter is melted, add flour and whisk into butter and cook for approximately one minute.  Add milk and continue to whisk until thickens.  Add honey mustard, salt, black pepper and dill.

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