Friday, July 20, 2012

Movie Night and More Summer Pics (Groan)

A few days ago I planned to do a movie night for the kids complete with a themed dinner, as in one containing food you would find at the movies.  I decided on hotdogs, nachos, and popcorn, and I searched on Allrecipes under "movie" to see if I could find anything useful there.  Low and behold I found something called Movie Theater Floor, which was perfect.  I replaced regular old boring popcorn with my new awesome recipe and received rave reviews from the fam.  Ha!  I'm totally kidding!  They were total dickheads about it, beginning with the husband who said he would only be able to eat a bite or 2, the 10yo who forewent forsook  skipped the dish altogether in favor of the leftover candy corn, the 6yo who just picked out the candy, and the 3yo who screamed bloody murder because it wasn't "regular" popcorn.  I'm here to tell you they're all morons, because this stuff is delicious.  I'm hesitantly going to post a picture of it, because it literally looks like someone scraped the bottom of the movie theater floor and threw it into a bowl.  I know that's the point, but still.  I'm also going to post my recipe, because the person who originally posted it said to put jellybeans in it, and that's just plain fucked up.  Why would you put something fruity in something like this?  Oh, and another person commented that they added Red Hots.  Seriously? "Oh, I just had some Tic Tacs lying around, so I threw them in, too." Don't fucking do that shit.  Follow my recipe, and I promise it will be delish.  1 out of 5 people in my family approves.

Movie Theater Floor (God this needs an easier name.)

1 Bag of microwave popcorn (or about 3.5-4 cups of already popped)
1/2 Bag of Fritos
5-6 oz of nuts
3 Movie boxes of various candies (I used M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, and Butterfinger Bites- don't try to deviate from this awesome combo)
7 oz of candy corn ( I honestly hate this shit, but I could barely taste it, so you might as well include it.)
12 oz bag of white chocolate chips

Pop the popcorn (duh).  Make sure you get all the kernels out that didn't pop, so no one cracks a tooth.  Or, just buy the pre-popped bag of popcorn, so you don't have to worry about that.  Then mix it in a big bowl with the fritos, the nuts, the awesome candy, and the disgusting candy corn.  Melt the white chocolate very carefully, because if you don't, that shit will separate and be useless.  Put the whole package in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.  Take it out and stir.  Microwave again, and stir some more.  At this point, mine was melted.  I highly suggest that you stir for a while because the heat from the bowl will continue to melt it.  Once it's liquid, poor it over the popcorn/frito/candy mixture and stir, stir, stir.  You will have carpal tunnel and/or hand cramps by the time it's sufficiently mixed.  You're supposed to let it cool, but I say go ahead and have a sneak taste of it.  Oh, and it's really the Fritos that make the dish, so definitely don't forget them.

Here's what it will look like:
Again, I know it doesn't look appetizing, but it really is.  And the kids should get a kick out of it, if they're not total demon monsters.

Here are some other pics that I haven't uploaded, yet.  We went to the park, the lake, the pool, and Monkey Joe's and those little bastards couldn't feign some sort of appreciation for my efforts.  Anyway, here they are enjoying themselves.

Just FYI my kids need to straighten up, because that little baby in the stroller is the best kid ever, and I was thisclose to trying the old bait and switch with one of my own, so I could take her home with me.  All of the kids were spectacularly good and got along famously.

Those are Sophie's sunglasses.  Not ones she borrowed from me.  Hers.  She picked them out from the store, and I love them on her.  Also, I'm happy to report none of us is suffering from flesh eating bacteria or that brain eating amoeba thing.

And, finally, here is my super brave toddler who is now jumping full force into the pool.  This week she also decided to finally start pooping in the potty instead of demanding a diaper, going into her room, locking the door, loading said diaper, and smushing it on her butt while she plays, requiring use of half a package of baby wipes each time.

On a side note, I really need to use the camera my mother got me for Christmas, because it's really not the same with phones.

1 comment:

  1. Forsooth! Trevor forsook his dinner. How tragically Shakespearean of him :) Fritos, huh? Sounds...interesting. I'd definitely give it a taste, though, because you have yet to cook anything that I did not thoroughly enjoy so you can tell your ungrateful brood to suck on that. And Pin that bad boy!