This post has a ton of pictures, and lots of mushy feelings. You’ve been warned!
In September, my sister and niece flew down from Canada for a visit, and in October: My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!! 50 YEARS. 5-0.
My mom was a rebellious middle child, and my dad was a bad boy; it was only natural that they would end up together.
I love the stories my mom tells me about their early days:
I love them both so much. I wish I could have been home to celebrate with them. Unfortunately, neither my sister nor I could afford to fly to NY to celebrate. So we spent a lot of time trying to think of something special to do… and then we found it!
Have you guys heard of Blurb? It’s a site that helps you make books: Hardcover or softcover, filled with drawings, text, photos, you name it!* And since my parents haven’t been able to see my niece in over a year, my sister and I decided to put together a beautiful hardcover book with new pictures of her.
Twenty crisp and colorful pages of this silly, beautiful girl. Blurb was affordable, fantastic quality, and something my parents will cherish forever. I strongly urge you to visit Blurb to see the wonderful and thoughtful creations you can make.
The day my mom got it in the mail, she called me and told me she almost cried. (“Almost” means she definitely did cry.)
I think I’ve talked about this before, but my dad has a MAJOR sweet tooth; and there’s no doubt that I take after him. Fall seems like the only time of year where it’s perfectly acceptable to dive into sugar. But I wanted to make something more than just ordinary caramel corn. So not only does this caramel corn have spices, but it’s SPICY.
Let’s start with the spice blend: