Thursday, November 18, 2010

Movie Night

In the up-coming hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's important to take some time for yourself.  To unwind, laugh and relax.  One fun way to do that is to plan a movie night with family and friends.    Make some fun different popcorn seasonings to sprinkle on plain popcorn and maybe a special popcorn snack. 

For our movie night, we had seasonings of such fun flavors:  BBQ, Chili, Vanilla Spice and Chocolate.  Also offered was Chewy Graham Popcorn. (the recipe is below)

Pick a fun, light-hearted movie; something that you don't have to pay 100% attention to in order to get the gist of the film.  We watched "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock.  A laugh-out-loud fun movie. 

How do you like to relax with your top people during the busy holiday times?  Any traditional get-togethers that you do every year?

Chewy Graham Popcorn
10 cups popped popcorn
1-1/2 cups raisins
2-1/2 cups graham cracker cereal
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup chopped dried dates
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Toss together first 5 ingrediants, reserving 1 cup of the mini marshmallows.  In a small bowl, combine remaining ingrediants; stir into popcorn mixture - toss well.  Pour into a large baking dish or pan.  Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of mini-marshmallows over top.  Bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes. 
Cool. 
Serve and enjoy! 

There will probably be plenty left to send everyone home with a bag of their own!

Happy Movie watching!



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We always decorated the tree the Sun after Thanksgiving and had a party with lots of food, then watched the first Christmas movie of the year, usually White Christmas was a fav or Die Hard and yes it is a Christmas movie.LOL

Trish said...

Sorry this is Trish

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looks delicious and I LOVE popcorn.
Everybody has such different schedules and stay so busy, but we make time when we can.
We always watch "The Polar Express" on Christmas eve with my son. And last year my daughter brought her family over to watch with us. I'm hoping they can come again this year.

Adrienne said...

We usually fall asleep during movies ... either we are old or just have young kids ... wait - it's both!

Stacey's Treasures said...

I do like popcorn & movie's. I also like when my sister "Paula" brings her family & we play cards.

Karen said...

That recipe looks tastey! I'm going to have to try that out :) Thanks for sharing it!

Sarah said...

Good idea-in fact me and Andy had a movie night last night! We had a take away cury and watched Angels and Demons. It was most relaxing. Love the idea of all the different popcorns!

Adrienne said...

We started having Movie Night a few weeks ago - an attempt to spend time together at home in the middle of crazy schedules. It's been fun and we have our movie for tonight. Just need to add more firewood to the hearth and get our treats ready to enjoy!
~Adrienne~

Paige said...

We're also big fans of a good 'ol "movie night" around our house, popcorn included for sure.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

That popcorn looks so good. I have the same popcorn boxes. I picked them up at an antiques store. Love 'em. Are you buried in snow right now? 'Cause that would definitely get me in the Christmas spirit.