Before bright lights, sparkly tinsel, and such, our duty each year was to decorate our tree with popcorn and cranberry garland and handmade paper ornaments. Now, the last few years I have revived that tradition by making popcorn balls and homemade garland with my granddaughter. Now, just like when I was a little girl, JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is our preferred choice of popcorn.
Oh the times we had sitting in my grandma’s kitchen stringing popcorn (and eating it when no one was looking). Add a cranberry here and there on the string and ta-da… decorations for our tree! It took a lot to decorate the tree, but it was always fun and giggle time for my brother and sisters. My granddaughter love for me to tell her stories and I guess that is part of the tradition also.
We eat a lot of popcorn as snack so I love the new JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop. Healthy Pop Butter, Healthy Pop Kettle Corn, Healthy Pop Caramel Apple, Healthy Pop Butter 100 Calorie Mini Bags, Healthy Pop Kettle 100 Calorie Mini bags and Healthy Pop Low Sodium butter 100 Calorie Mini Bags. JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop is the only microwave popcorn endorsed by Weight Watchers with a PointsPlus® value.
So, this weekend we are ON for our traditional Popcorn and Cranberry garland making. Here is the basic and simple recipe…
Traditional Popcorn Garland
3 qts Popped JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, unsalted unbuttered
2 qts whole raw Habelman Cranberries
1 large spool sewing thread or even dental floss.
Several Large embroidery needles
Let set a day to get stale. Cut several 3-foot lengths of thread Tie a knot at one end and thread the other end through the needle. Each segment can be tied together when you’re finished. Push the needle through one cranberry and slide it down the length of the thread to the knotted end. Repeat with a piece of popcorn. Alternate threading the popcorn and cranberries until the each segment is finished. You can create different patterns like ours… 6-7 pieces of popcorn and then a couple of cranberries.
When you are finished using your Popcorn and Cranberry Garland for the holidays you can decorate outside trees and bushes. Then sit back and watch the birds enjoy the leftovers.
This year I think we might add making some Holiday Popcorn Snowman! You can find this recipe on JOLLY TIME ‘s website HERE!
OH! And if you have a one of those Elf on a Shelf… might want to keep an eye on your popcorn stash. I heard they have a craving for the stuff!
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