Popcorn, Football, and Movies They Do Have Something in Common
In this post, the LBJ Station Blog is featuring a few of our favorite popcorn recipes for you to enjoy for National Popcorn Day on January 19th; plus we also have some additional football- themed snack ideas for Super Bowl Sunday, which is coming up sooner than you may think, on February 4th — it’s a bit early, we know, but we want to give you plenty of time to plan a Super Bowl party, and food is an important part of any party! We’ve also included a few football- themed movies for you to enjoy on National Popcorn Day — after all, there’s no better time to eat popcorn than when you’re relaxing with a good movie in your apartment.
This is the easiest recipe on our list. If you’re planning on a chill night in, make this popcorn to snack on during your late night Netflix watching. All you need is white candy coating, popcorn, and crushed peppermint to make this treat.
Having a formal dinner on National Popcorn Day? Serve this salted caramel cheesecake mousse with caramel corn for dessert. You’ll love the cheesecake mousse in this recipe, especially when it’s topped with salted caramel sauce. Top it with some caramel corn for a little extra texture and crunch.
This sticky treat is the perfect sweet snack for National Popcorn Day! Use butter, karo syrup, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and sweetened condensed milk to make the perfect caramel coating for this treat. This recipe makes enough for eight to twelve, so invite your closest friends over for a treat and a movie night at your apartment.
Super Bowl Snacks
Turn almonds into footballs for this easy-to-make, fun-to-eat snack. You will need Chex cereal, green candy melts, vegetable oil, creamy peanut butter, chocolate chips, white M&Ms, whole almonds, and powdered sugar; plus white icing for the almonds.
And for the health conscious football fan, Everyday Health has some healthy options for your game day goodies.
MyRecipes.com has some great ideas for eating in style with essential tailgating recipes for things like Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip --served with chips or chunks of bread, it’s a warm filling dish for game day, and for dessert, check out these ideas: 18 Football Shaped Desserts
Sandra Bullock plays a wealthy, no-nonsense Southern mom who takes in Michael Oher — a homeless football prodigy (Quinton Aaron) who eventually becomes a first-round NFL draft pick. The movie is a compelling account of actual events about Oher’s debut in football, but it is also about what it means to be a part of a family.
Football is about as fall-centric as you can get. Notre Dame’s campus and football team are at the focus of this story as our main character Rudy—as played by Sean Astin—tries his best to overcome the academic, financial, and physical limitations that would keep him from playing the game he loves for the school of his dreams. You can’t get a more satisfying ending than this one.
Based on a true story, this movie takes place in a racially divided Virginia where schools have been segregated for years. Students, coaches, and football players find themselves in an integrated school, under a federally enforced mandate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team, whose season is turned on end when the white head coach is replaced by a black coach. As the story unfolds, the team teaches the community a powerful lesson.
We hope you are having a good January here in Dallas, TX! Check back next month to see what’s new on the blog.