We have carts full of this beautiful Mrs. Crosby yarn, waiting to be put out on the shelves on Monday. (And up in the Monday Update). Isn’t it pretty? It will be good to get it out of the stockroom, because we have overflowed the space with too many boxes of yarn and fabric, waiting to be photographed and put up. Boxes everywhere! I’m not sure the UPS guys know where to put them any more. Besides unpacking and checking off the inventory, a big part of the process is the photos that go up on the website. Here’s what is going on in the photo room today – photos and careful color correcting. See? When my husband isn’t out photographing mountains, aspens, bikes, horses, owls or moose, he’s in here photographing your yarn and fabric for you. (“Your yarn” because you’re getting some next week, right?) Come Monday, the beautiful photos and yarn will be up on the website. Pop onto the Monday blog to see a couple of samples that Loopy Elf Anne knit up in this new yarn!
The recipe I’m sharing today? Deadly. Not that you won’t love it – you will. They are just addictive. You think you’re going to have one or two of the puffs, and five minutes later you’re still at it. So I’ve heard. Definitely not a healthy snack, but once they’ve tried it, your friends will all want the recipe.
2 sticks butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 packages butter flavored corn puffs
Pour the puffs into a large roasting pan. (You can buy a disposable one at the grocery store, if you don’t have one.)
In a large saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and Karo. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add in baking soda, salt and vanilla and stir well. Pour over the puffs and turn to coat. Bake at 250 degrees, stirring and turning every 15 minutes. After one hour, pour the puffs out onto foil and spread to cool. Store in a sealed, air-tight container.
Edited to add link to Corn Puffs! Not cereal – a snacky kind of thing.
Guess what happens this weekend? Camp Loopy officially begins! I hope you’ll be ready to cast on your June project on Sunday. Of course it’s not too late to still participate. Find info on the yarn version and the fabric version, and join us.