My mom is not exactly a cook. Most of the recipes I make today from my childhood are from my dad. He makes a killer chicken divan, some great spicy corn, an amazing cheese ball and anything else he cooks is basically delicious.
But, this post is part of a blog challenge by CWO about your favorite recipe passed down by your mom and why you like it.
Well, here’s my favorite recipe from Mama:
1 bag microwave popcorn
1 bag (or more) of plain m&m’s
When I was very little and my parents would go to the movies, they’d buy popcorn, m&m’s and a drink. Juggling all that food and a toddler was too much, so they dumped the m&m’s in the popcorn and the rest was history!
Popcorn and m&m’s is more than a tradition for us. It is one of those things that defines our family. When we had friends over, we’d share this with them and thought it was cool to let them in on “our way” of eating popcorn. When I was a teenager and Mama didn’t cook as much, we’d eat it for dinner sometimes. Now that I’m an adult and we go to my parents house to watch a movie, we eat popcorn and m&ms. I can’t even eat popcorn at home without a few m&ms thrown in.
This recipe is so Mama. She isn’t pretentious. She knows some things are just more important. She’d let me stay home from school to go to a church outing. She got me facials as a teenager, even when they couldn’t afford it. Christian books, magazines and concerts were more important to her than school activities or cleaning my room.
And some days, eating popcorn and m&ms with your daughter is more important than brussel sprouts and baked chicken.
This article is my submission to the blog challenge sponsored by Bonnie, CWO’s monthly columnist for Bonnie’s Kitchen.