Most of Autumn’s leaves have fallen and the temperature is dancing around zero degrees here in Edmonton. At this time of year, getting cozy on the couch with a big bowl of pop corn and a good flick is oh-so-appealing! Our top 10 movies and peabutter popcorn recipe are the perfect ingredients for a cozy fall evening. Whether you are in for a drama or adventure flick, comedy or romance, we’ve got some winning titles to add to your watch list.
If you’re like us, a big bowl of popcorn is the perfect compliment to a good flick. We’ve got a fun twist on a classic popcorn recipe, courtesy of Carryl and Norm, owners of Mountain Meadows Food Processing in Millet Alberta. You’re in for a sweet treat with NoNuts recipe for Peabutter Popcorn.
Caryll and Norm Carruthers are the owners of Mountain Meadows Food Processing (2004) Ltd., the home of NoNuts Golden Peabutter. It is a direct peanut butter substitute, great for school lunches and can be used in your favourite peanut butter recipe. NoNuts Golden Peabutter is made with Alberta grown brown peas, and contains no added salt or preservatives.
We created NoNuts golden peabutter to provide a delicious healthy spread that is safe for people and children with allergies. ” – Caryll Carruthers
NO NUTS PEA BUTTER POPCORN
- 1/2 Cup unpopped corn
- 3/4 Cup corn syrup
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar- packed
- 3/4 Cup NoNuts Golden Peabutter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pop corn in a hot air popper, into a very large bowl.
- Stir corn syrup and brown sugar together in a medium suacepan, over medium heat, until boiling and sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat. Stir in NoNuts Golden Peabutter and vanilla, mix until smooth.
- Pour over popcorn and stir until all covered. Spread onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and let cool. Store in an airtight container.
OUR TOP 10 FLICKS FOR FALL
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Below you’ll find a list of our favourite flicks, in no particular order. Some of us have a soft spot for cheesy 80’s comedies that star Bill Murray. For others the actors make the movie, in Nathan’s words, “John Travolta + Danny Devito = Pure Awesomeness”. If you’re a die-hard for The Godfather, and popcorn just doesn’t make the cut, Michael recommends the perfect dish, “Cannoli di salmone, because Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.” Whether you’re up for an evening marathon run of adventure & fantasy, or a little romance, you’ll find our top 10 movies and peabutter popcorn are the perfect ingredients for a cozy fall evening.
1. Drama. Dead Poet’s Society (1989) starring Robin WIlliams, Robert Sean Leonard, and Ethan Hawke
2. Animation / Musical/Fantasy. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon,
3. Crime / Drama /Mystery. Primal Fear (1996) staring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and Edward Norton.
4. Comedy / Mystery. Who Done it? (1942) starring: Bud Abott, Lou Cotello, and Patric Knowles
5. Adventure/Fantasy. Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), The Return of the King (2003)
6. Drama / Romance. Dirty Dancing (1987) starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach
7. Drama / Romance. Forrest Gump (1994) starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise
8. Comedy / Fantasy. Ghostbusters (1984) starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykrowd, Sigourney Weaver
9. Crime, Comedy. Get Shorty (1995) starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito
10. Drama. The Godfather (1972) starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino