SHARING A FAMILY RECIPE
Would you rather try a New Recipe or use an Old Faithful Recipe?
If you decided both, then great! This year, what with spending so much time at home, we have started to reminisce about the delicious food we ate in our childhood & the recipes we made for our children when they were growing up. Over this month, we would love to share a few of these nostalgic recipes with you! We will be making these dishes in our house with plant-based ingredients & will provide recipes to you with both options. We are excited to share our photos with you! Please, if you try these recipes let us know how they turned out and, of course, photos are always welcome!
Traditional Popcorn Balls:
Did your mom or dad make these for you as you were growing up?
If you have some extra popcorn left over after decorating the tree with popcorn streamers, this recipe is especially perfect for you!
Rosemarie’s mother, Corinne, made these balls every year for Rosemarie and her siblings. They were a huge treat in their household around the holidays! This is the original recipe that Corinne typed on her typewriter when she was a secretary in a legal office in Toronto in the 1960s. The back of this card is dated 1962!
We will make these this week and let you know how they go. We will likely make about one quarter batch, as this recipe is a large one. Please use this almost 60-year old recipe to make your own batch (adjust for size as desired) and let us know how it goes!
Note - in the 1960s margarine was often more popular in household cooking than butter (who remembers this?). Feel free to use either margarine or butter, or, like we will be doing, you can use vegan butter. Our favourite is the Earth Balance brand and can be found in most grocery stores.