Happy (soggy) Friday… at least here in Chicago it is! I hope it’s much drier where you are. This week has been challenging with juggling time. It’s busy season for me at work and on top of that, I’m not feeling all that well. As a result, I haven’t been posting too much this week but that will change. This weekend is full of kitchen therapy time for me so I’ll have quite a few recipes and culinary adventures to share including:
German Wine & Dine – This month we’re having a late Oktoberfest celebration and highlighting German wines and cuisine. It’s even more special because our German Wine & Dine event has been chosen for FoodBuzz’s 24, 24, 24, a culinary event that highlights unique meals occurring around the globe during a 24-hour period. We’ve got an amazing feast in store so stay tuned!
Apple Orchard Field Trip – Friends and I are taking advantage of the fall weather in the country by taking a road trip to a local apple orchard. Check back to see our restaurant review of Marilyn’s Bakery & Cafe and what culinary finds we come across at the orchard!
One thing I love about fall is it’s perfect weather to curl up on the couch… especially with a big bowl of popcorn. I asked readers to chime in on their favorite popcorn flavors and/or how they like to top their popcorn. I guess buttered and lightly salted is the majority vote! For those with sweet tooths, caramel is another favorite. However you’d like to top your popcorn, I still am a fan of popping it the old school way on the stove top. This week a lucky reader will be receiving a Whirley Pop Gourmet Popcorn Set to enjoy…
Perfect for anyone who loves to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch movies, this gourmet gift set features the original Whirley-Pop stovetop popcorn popper, which makes up to 6 quarts of theater-style popcorn in just three minutes. The sturdy aluminum pan has a clip-on lid with a stay-cool wooden handle. A turn crank on the handle spins the stainless-steel stirring mechanism, which keeps the corn moving across the bottom of the pan for even heat and oil distribution, ensuring the best popping results. The lid has steam vents to help keep the popcorn dry and crisp, and cleanup is a snap–simply wipe the popper out with a paper towel and store for later use. Three all-inclusive popping kits come included–KettleKorn, Real Theater Popcorn, and Real Theater Less Salt, Less Oil (contains less fat and calories than the original version). A “Secrets to Great Popcorn” guide with instructions and dozens of great-tasting recipes is also included. The popper measures 10 by 17 by 8 inches and carries a 25-year warranty on all moving parts.
- Gourmet gift set with original Whirley-Pop 6-quart stovetop popcorn popper
- Sturdy aluminum pan provides clip-on lid and stay-cool wooden handle
- 3 kits–KettleKorn, Real Theater Popcorn, and Real Theater Less Salt, Less Oil
- Wipe popper out with a paper towel to clean; user manual and recipes included
- Measures 10 by 17 by 8 inches; 25-year warranty on all moving parts
I absolutely love movie theater style with butter and salt!
My second favorite is fresh popped kettle corn.
October 19, 2009 8:26 AM
Congratulations to Jenn! Please email me at [email protected] so I can have the Whirley Pop Gourmet Popcorn Set sent to you!
Thanks again to all those that commented and stay tuned to the next Foodie Freebie announcement on Monday, October 126, 2009! Don’t feel discouraged if you haven’t won yet – I have a whole year’s worth of freebies ahead and next week is one that you won’t want to miss!