I know it’s hard to believe, but Mr Shuck had to rush out to the grocery store again today.
I started to make the icing for Caramel Popcorn and it just didn’t work! I made the “gravy” for the flour based icing Thursday night and put it in the frig. When I opened the container, it was runny, not mostly solidified like usual. I poured it into the butter anyway and hoped for the best. The Best didn’t happen. I ended up with a clumpy greasy mess. I pondered for a few minutes, then decided (at 8:30 this morning) to try for a caramel meringue butter cream….as I intended when I first worked on the flavor. I had used all made in advance caramel on the trashed icing, so Mr Shuck ran out to Thriftway to pick up some cream…so I could try to make some more.
A few minutes after he left (without his cell phone again), I realized that I had used the last of the butter too. He was surprised to hear himself paged over the loud speaker at the grocery store, but realized immediately that I had run out of something else. By the time he returned with the cream and butter (and a jar of Fran’s Caramel Sauce…just in case…), I had whipped the egg whites, boiled the sugar syrup and pureed some caramel popcorn in the food processor. While I finished the icing, Mr Shuck boxed up the other two flavors for me. I piped the caramel popcorn icing and he garnished with a kernel of Uncle Woody’s.
A rushed through a shower and blow dry, pony tailed my hair, and we were out the door and to Camp by 10am! Whew!