Saturday, December 1, 2012

Coleslaw, Caramel Popcorn and a Christmas Movie

Yesterday evening my mom, Adam and I enjoyed a dinner of turkey coleslaw sandwiches, caramel popcorn and a really fun Christmas movie!

A sandwich favorite in our home all began with the movie “Remember the Night” staring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck. In the movie the two main characters enjoy eating coleslaw sandwiches on their trip back home for Christmas. Being a fan of coleslaw already, the idea of adding coleslaw to a sandwich certainly appealed to me.

We always seem to make our coleslaw sandwiches with turkey. I will toast the sandwiches in the frying pan with the turkey, coleslaw and cheese. Then we add a little barbeque sauce.

Here is my favorite coleslaw recipe:


1 med. Head cabbage
1 lg. carrot
1 med. Onion
1 green pepper
2/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. celery seed

Shred cabbage, carrot and onion in food processor. Chop green pepper. Combine vinegar, sugar, oil, salt and celery seed. Pour over vegetables. Chill.

So since we were watching "Remember the Night" I just had to make coleslaw sandwiches. : )

Mom and I have wanted to try our hand at making some delicious old-fashioned caramel popcorn. The recipe I used came from the “Better Homes and Gardens” cookbook.

Here is the recipe:

Caramel Popcorn-

 10 cups popped popcorn
1 cup pecans 
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. Put popcorn and, if desired, nuts into a 17x12x2-inch roasting pan. Keep popcorn warm in the oven while making the caramel mixture.
2. Butter a large piece of foil; set aside. For caramel, in a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more.
3. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour caramel over popcorn; stir gently to coat. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir mixture; bake for 5 minutes more. Spread caramel corn on prepared foil; cool. Place caramel corn in gift container; cover with plastic wrap.

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  1. We have been wanting to watch this movie!
    I love that you borrowed an idea from an old movie. Come to think of it, in "How to Marry a Millonaire" Lauren Bacall puts closlaw on her hamburger. Always sounded good to me, but haven't tried it yet.

  2. "Remember the Night" is one of my favroite Christmas movies. : ) I would definitely recommend it.