Make Popcorn Garland with Jolly Time
A few weeks ago, our family began decorating the house for Christmas. One of our favorite past times is to make our own Christmas decorations. Nothing goes on our tree that isn’t handmade or important to our family in some other way.
This year, in addition to our handmade ornaments, we decided to make a gift for the birds. We made popcorn garlands using JOLLY TIME Pop Corn and Habelman Cranberries. After popping it the old-fashioned way (on a stove without butter) and letting the popcorn sit for a few hours, we strung alternating popcorn and cranberries. We then draped them over the railing on our back porch. We still have some birds that haven’t migrated south yet and there isn’t much for them to eat in the cold Minnesota winter. In addition to it being a festive addition to our back porch, the birds seem to enjoy their little treat.
The tradition of making popcorn garlands is actually pretty old. People would decorate their trees with them to add color before Christmas tree lights were available.
I was going to make some popcorn balls as well, but discovered that I didn’t have a candy thermometer. I will have to make sure that I have one before next year so I can make them then. In the meantime, I think I will try making some of these other JOLLY TIME Recipes.
All in all, it was a good night. We had quite a bit of fun and I shared an old tradition with a new generation. There is nothing quite like making new memories.
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