I can’t believe this week will officially mark the end of our summer. It will always be remembered as the one filled with mounds of work (I can faintly make out the light at the end of the tunnel, but still in the thick of things, hence a short post….) and Harry Potter.
My son’s friend recently told him, “Harry Potter is SO yesterday…”, but not for us. We’ve been reading the books all summer and then watching the films afterwards. We just finished The Order of the Phoenix (we try to read a few chapters ahead of our son to make sure it is not too scary), so that is the next movie up.
The films are never as good as the books they are based on, but it’s fun to watch them and see what parts were edited out and see how each was interpreted by the different directors. Also it’s intriguing to watch the actors actually grow up and mature on screen — though it gives me a little pang knowing that I’ll soon be seeing the same process in my son…
Every now and then a good, decadent popcorn is in order. Our Sunday movie time is one such time. So while we’re enjoying watching the 5th installment of the Harry Potter saga tomorrow, we’ll be munching on this.
White Chocolate Popcorn with Chocolate Chips
Note: I have an air popper which I love, but it is easy to make popcorn on the stove. A great method for getting evenly popped corn can be found here.
About 6-8 cups popped corn (made from 1/4 to 1/3 cups unpopped kernels)
1/4 cup white chocolate baking chips (I used Guittard)
1-2 tablespoons butter
1-2 teaspoons milk
Kosher or sea salt to taste
A handful of chocolate chips (just because)
1. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave-safe bowl at 30 second intervals on high. Whisk butter and chocolate together, then stir in milk gradually to thin out to a sauce consistency.
2. Pour over popped corn. I did it in two batches and mixed the last half in the bowl of melted chocolate. Season with salt to taste. Toss in chocolate chips. Serve immediately, passing out napkins for sticky fingers!