Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jason's Deli

We finally took Brittany to Jason's Deli tonight for dinner and I think we've found a new favorite place to eat.  I've been meaning to take her there to try out one of their gluten free sandwiches.  As far as I am aware they use Udi's bread and the staff is well aware of cross-contamination.  We asked about that one.  I was thrilled to see some great choices other than sandwiches on the menu for her.  Next time we are trying the baked potatoes.  HERE is the gluten free menu.

It was such a great deal to take the family there on a Saturday because kids eat free with a paying adult. We are a family of six so 3 of my kids ate for free.  And what kid or grown up can resist the soft serve ice cream that comes with the meal and is also gluten free.  I highly recommend eating at Jason's Deli.  We will definitely be going there again.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cracker Jack Carmel Popcorn

8 cups freshly popped corn lightly salted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup corn syrup (light)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Put fresh popcorn in an extra large bowl.  Have a cookie sheet (with sides) ready to pour the final mixture onto.  Note; if desired 1 cup peanuts may be added to popcorn BEFORE adding caramel sauce.

In medium saucepan mix sugar, butter and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until boiling. Continue boiling 5 min without stirring. Remove from heat; add vanilla and baking soda. Use a spoon to drizzle over popcorn; stir to coat well. Pour onto a baking sheet.

Bake in preheated 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring several times. Pour onto waxed paper immediately to avoid sticking.  Once cooled, store in an air tight container.