Tag Archives: popcorn

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Afternoon Delight

movies - snacks

When I was a kid, I’d watch films over and over, but now I rarely see them more than once – and hardly ever in the theater, let alone in the same week…

Afternoon Delight was so delightful, I took Christy to The Landmark for a matinee screening on Friday, even though Abe and I went last weekend!

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Brought along some sweets…

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…and she snuck in this bag of Cadia.

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I ate the Sesame Snaps, plus two cupfuls of popcorn…

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…then came home for some melon + Brownie Brittle, dried figs, and Cracklin’ Oat Bran.

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A very brown snack plate, followed by an Orange and Black evening – we watched 3.5 episodes in a row!

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Melon-choly

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We met up with Joy on Thursday night to see The Grandmaster at The Arclight

…it made me think of my dad, and wonder a little more about who he was when this picture was taken (even though he was just a baby dude).

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I didn’t have any popcorn at the theater, but there was a package waiting at home – Quinn appreciated my blog post about their microwavable bags, and sent a few more flavors to try…

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…psyched, and saving those for another time. I had a memory during the movie that my dad really liked cantaloupe and honeydew. I don’t know for sure, but I had a subconscious sense that he’s the one who taught me to eat my melon with a spoon

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…probably why I’ve become even more attached to this fruit since his death??? At any rate, it doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t. I just like thinking of him still. The good news is, it really isn’t as painful as it was before – hoping that brings comfort to anyone feeling the sting and suffocation of recent loss.

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Quinn Popcorn

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Sometimes I just want a bag of popcorn for dinner.

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Spotted Quinn at Marshall’s the other day and was intrigued…

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…decided to skip the pour-on canola. LA Food and Wine is tonight and I’m going to eat enough oil in the next 24 hours to light Hanukkah 2013.

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Also, I’m actually fond of dry popcorn.

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Demolished this bag while watching the first half of this POV Documentary, Girl Model

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…there will definitely be a blog post on Thick Dumpling Skin about it once I’ve finished it/have more time to process my thoughts.

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Young Adults

dessert - fruit

We did some very grownup things on Saturday…

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…the first half was spent looking at potential homes for friends who are on the East Coast…

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…I munched on this Paleta Peanut Butter Cranberry bar while driving around.

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Stopped by Scoops, where I sampled some Red Velvet Oreo and Maple Bacon gelato…

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…then got twin cones – vegan Vanilla/Chocolate Pretzel + Oreo.

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Next activity – lease a new car!!!

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It took a long time.

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Munched on a bag of dealership popcorn while waiting. Surprisingly yummy!

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Haven’t had a chance to get to know our new VW Golf – had to drive back the old car. Back home, the other part of the coconut

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…refilled with Paleta tropical fruits

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…including rambutan!

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Followed up my sophisticated fruit bowl with a kiddie treat…

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…this Mallow Bar was a sample from the Supermarket Superstar media event.

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Tasted like apple pie.

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Cookbooks and Popcorn

books - fruit - snacks

Help!

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I’m looking for tried-and-true recipes. Ones that feed a huge crew, and aren’t too complicated. Been consulting books over breakfast, from the classics

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…to new ones introduced to me by family and friends.

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Also been watching cooking shows for inspiration – like the latest episode of The Pioneer Woman.

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(Julius was NOT impressed.)

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He took it easy after our walk, as I refilled on grapes and cherries…

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…then packed some American Farmer Popcorn to go.

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I think you can figure out why I bought this bag! It’s really good, too.

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Met up to record a chat with my friend Phil – I’ve been on his podcast before, but am excited to have him on mine. Honored to be his next interview after he appeared on CNN this morning!