Ward House


Made of popcorn!  That is my project for this years Christmas parade float.  The Grist Mill, Ronnie’s employer, is entering a float called Winter Wonderland (or an Olde Fashioned Christmas – not sure which) and they want to hand out popcorn ‘snow’ balls to the kids, wrapped of course! Not the kids, the popcorn balls.  =) The recipe I want to use comes from Allrecipes:


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in prepared pan.
  3. Melt butter In a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with spoon to coat evenly.
  4. Let mixture cool slightly. Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix popcorn with your hands so that it is evenly coated.
  5. Form popcorn into 8 balls.

Looks easy enough, eh?  We shall see.  Speaking of marshmallows, there are some ‘easy’ looking recipes available from blogland.  I like those pictures of marshmallows in hot chocolate!  Yummage.

  1. How to make marshmallow snowflakes, from Curbly
  2. Homemade Marshmallows from Our Best Bites

That’s all I have for now.  Two’s enough,  yes?  If you have one to include, please post in comments or sent me an email and I’ll add it to the list.  

The float construction has been super secret with no pictures allowed.  They cannot stop me from taking pictures during the parade so displays of this 8′ tall snowman will follow.  12 inches of snow are predicted for this weekend, starting tomorrow; the parade is Saturday.  HA!   Stay warm!


December 17, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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