When I was a kid, my mom would get me to eat my Cream of Wheat by making a face in it with m&ms. Now I do that with Bella. She calls it "funny face" cereal.
A more recent family food tradition is making this cinnamon candy-coated popcorn for Valentine's Day. It's also yummy at Christmas, but I usually don't make it for all the other traditional holiday goodies.
CINNAMON POPCORN 32 cups plain popped popcorn
32 cups plain popped popcorn(If you're using an air popper, this is 1 1/4 cups unpopped kernels.)
1 cup margarine or butter 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 9-ounce package Red Hot candies
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 9-ounce package Red Hot candies
Grease with shortening or cooking spray three 13-by-9-inch pans. Put the popped popcorn in the pans.
Melt margarine, syrup and candy together; bring to a boil (the candies will sort of clump at first, but they do eventually dissolve.) Boil 5 minutes.
Pour over popcorn and stir to coat.
Bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool. Break apart. Store in airtight container.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!