Popcorn!

So, the other day I was at the store and spied Fisher’s Popcorn. Saw that they had Old Bay popcorn and thought, “Ooh, that could be good!” and grabbed a bag and a bag of the White Cheddar to boot.

Devoured the White Cheddar in short order – really good, and finally succumbed to the suggestion on the back of the M&M bags to mix them with popcorn – where has that been all my life?!

Then I looked at the Old Bay bag again. It’s Old Bay CARAMEL popcorn.

Oh.

Well, that could be good, or interesting, or terrible… I mean, chocolate and chili powder go together, I suppose caramel and Old Bay could, too.

Finally got up the nerve to open the bag today – and I like it!

First, the caramel coating is very light – just enough to give the popcorn some extra crunch and sweetness, and not so much that it makes your teeth hurt.

And the Old Bay – works very well with it! It’s not overpowering, but you can definitely taste it and you get that whole awesome salty-sweet thing going on.

As far as beverage pairings go, I don’t think it would be good with soda – I did snack on it with a cold brew coffee which worked well, and I think it would be good with a darker beer – nut brown ales, porters, or stouts.

Honestly, if I’d seen that it was caramel popcorn right off the bat, I probably would have passed on it. Nice to have a happy accident!

So, things got weird on the food front.

Friday, 3/13 will be known in my mind as Panic Friday, when everyone in my community lost their collective shit and cleared the markets.

Things are getting back to normal, but sheesh.

Seeing the bread decimated, I got some beer bread mix.

Tonight we’ll be trying out the Soberdough Italian Garlic.

It smells wonderful.

Loaf of Soberdough Italian Garlic Bread

Soberdough Italian Garlic Bread

French Bread Pizza

Or, “fun with Sunday’s leftover spaghetti sauce

A slice of French Bread Pizza on a white plate

Mmmm, easy.

Had some leftover bread from spaghetti night, toasted it a bit, added the sauce, cheese and pepperoni and popped it back into the toaster oven on broil.

Perfect for a weeknight where I really did not feel like cooking.

Cats can have little a cheese, as a snack?

So, every year, as a “Merry Christmas to ME”, I get a goodie box from Swiss Colony. It’s filled with a ton of snack sized cheeses, sausages, sweets and spreads, and they’re all very tasty. And it’s just great to have on hand when you get the munchies.

Today I broke out the Smoked Bacon Cheddar Cheese spread with some crackers to snack on while I was working.

Label of Swiss Colony Smoked Bacon Cheese Spread

Smoked Bacon Cheese Spread – NOM!

Let me say, it’s pretty delicious – smoked bacon and cheddar, what’s not to like?

Well, my cat Lily would agree, given that no sooner had I opened it, she was all over me trying to get to it.

So of course, she got a taste.

Lily, a black and orange tortoiseshell cat, licking some cheese off my finger

Yum!!

Given that her usual interest in human food is pretty much zero, it’s high praise. 🤣