Well fall is in the air. Literally in the air. I just got wacked in the face with a bunch of wet leaves on my way back from the grocery store and it was not enjoyable to say the least. Seems like every season I get antsy for the next. In summer when I am sweating to death I am crying for fall. In fall when it is rainy and gray out all the time I am begging for snow. I need to learn to leave well enough alone.
Like for instance, last time we met I told you that we bid adieu to our favorite curmudgeon kitty Eva. It was a sad time and after the weekend passed I realized that the house was entirely too quiet. Too lonely. So I started to gently hint that we might want to get another kitty. Where gently hint means full force “I WANT A KITTY” talks after I got Jeff adequately
sauced, after a hard day at work.
Well it worked. But remember when I told you that I need to learn to leave well enough alone…
Yeah. All my whining and begging and pleeding got me not one but TWO kittys.
And holy heck are they a hand full.
Meet Hops & Voodoo.
Needless to say the house. No longer quiet. AT. ALL.
But then again, sometimes well enough should not be left alone. Like in the instance of caramel. Specifically Caramel Corn.
Caramel and caramel corn are some of my favorite things ever. It is a weakness of mine and something I make continually, especially in the fall. Another one of my favorite things is beer.
See where I am going with this?
This is the BEST caramel ever. And depending on what beer you choose to use. You change the flavor. In this instance I used Abita Pecan Beer. However have had amazing success with brown ales and even a honey porter (tho more sugar was necessary…)
Word of caution. This caramel corn disappears nearly instantly. So be sure to save some for yourself so you do not lose fingers as you are trying to get a handful when your friends arrive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
Beer Caramel Corn