You know what I’m not ready for?

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Well, a lot of things.

Cleaning up the mess in my kitchen right now.

Grey hair.

Adrienne getting her driver’s license.

January.

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…but a more immanent dread is the end of summer. (shocker, I know)

I’m not ready for post-dinner walks to cease because it’s dark outside.

I’m not ready for the pool to close.

I’m not ready to take off my flip flops and put on boots.

I’m not ready for my tan lines to disappear.

But what can I do about it?

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Well, I’ll tell you what. Spend every waking moment sitting on the front porch drawing with sidewalk chalk, at the pool teaching Adrienne how to swim, and not cooking dinner.

Standing in my kitchen is depleting the valuable time I could be out in the late-summer-sunshine, really soaking it up.

So, we shall have popcorn for lunch and smoothies for dinner.

Despite the fact that I don’t even really like popcorn. My family does. They like it a lot. I like to pick out the five pieces that are totally saturated with brown butter, pop them in my mouth, and then demand that we go on another walk around the block.

Brown Butter Popcorn

  • 1/4 C popcorn kernels
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 t garlic salt
  • 2 T nutritional yeast
  • a handful of dried cranberries

Melt the butter over medium high heat until it just starts to turn brown. Watch it closely…it happens fast.

Pop the corn with an air popper, then immediately toss with the rest of the ingredients.

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