My server was down this morning for quite a bit – so hopefully not too many of you were worried about me 😀  


I love popcorn.  Tony made the best homemade popcorn, and I am glad that is one of the skills I was able to make as good as he did.  Still working on his fried rice!   I could eat a 12 course dinner and if I smell popcorn, I will want to eat it.

So I was thrilled when G.H. Cretors reached out to me and asked if I’d like to get a movie kit from them  Um, yes please! 

g.h. cretors movie night kit

If you have never had “The Mix” popcorn before, it’s the best of both worlds.  Salty cheese popcorn mixed with caramel corn.  I am weird in that I have to eat a piece of cheese popcorn and a piece of caramel popcorn in each bite.  This combo is obsessively delicious! 

G.H. Cretors is a local Chicago based popcorn company that’s been around since 1893 when Charles Cretors unveiled the first popcorn machine at the Chicago’s World Fair.  It’s made in small batches, they use non-GMO ingredients and popcorn and is 100% gluten-free.   Here are some fun facts about popcorn:

  • American’s eat an estimated 17 billion quarts of popcorn every year
  • Nearly 70% of popcorn is eaten at home
  • Popcorn is the official snack of the State of Illinois, home of G.H. Cretors!

I am giving away TWO 22 ounce bags of The Mix popcorn.    Just leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve ever had The Mix combo before.  I wonder if it’s just a Chicago thing?!  Good luck – I’ll pick a winner on Friday.

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My eats for the day:

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Walking shoes with my sister:

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Lunch!  Finally found the Lavash bread – that giant wrap is only 2 smart points.

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The wonton soup recipe will be posted tomorrow – thought you’d like to see some behind the scenes of my amazing professional photography skillz. 😛

Best outtake – me, tank top, no bra, extra long pink hippo pajama pants with the dog

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me trying to take a bite

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the finished project

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Filling, delicious and spicy!

Be back tomorrow with the wonton soup recipe – you are going to want this one in your list of things to make soon!