Don't forget to enter my giveaway for 12 "Style Sisters" napkin ring giveaway. Click HERE to enter. Since I host a food blog, I have to sneak in a recipe for Alphabe-Thursday where the letter of the week is "U" for Unbelievable Utah! Utah is the Jell-O capital of the world! Today I bring to you a fun, easy Jell-O recipe that you can make with your kids or grandkids during the summer. I am also posting pictures of my Utah; all sights within a two hour drive of my home.
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1 small box, any flavor, Jell-O -- I used Strawberry.
3-4 quarts popped popcorn
Put syrup and sugar in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute. Do not boil longer. Remove from heat and stir in Jell-O. Butter your hands a bit and pour over popcorn and make into balls. The balls should be between the size of golf balls and tennis balls. Push stick through the center and enjoy! I acquired this recipe from my mother-in-law Geniel.
Popcorn waiting to be made into Popcorn Pops
I packaged these for a bake sale for my daughter's swim team.
I have only lived in Utah since 1998, but Utah really is an unbelievable state! Moving from California our impression about Utah is that it is perfect, except for one thing...there is no ocean! Yes, Utah has the Great Salt Lake...not very good beaches or swimming! Utah hosts five National Parks: Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, Zions. From A (Arches) to Z (Zions) we have you covered! I am NOT featuring the well-known attractions. These are pictures of natural attractions that are within a 90 minute drive of my home. Except for the picture in Arches National Park, they are NOT actually well known. Come explore with me!
This is a shot of the "Grand Canyon" of the San Rafael Swell. It is said that this area would be or should be another National Park, but Utah already has five. This is a beautiful spot that I believe rivals the Grand Canyon.
Rock Art in the San Rafael.
Goblin Valley State Park makes you feel like you ARE on another planet. My kids have fun walking about the rock formations. Me, I just hope no one falls! Galaxy Quest, the movie starring Tim Allen was filmed here. We have held several Easter Egg hunts here.
Dead Horse State Park. Come enjoy the solitude here.
Utah has fabulous Slot Canyons. This one is called Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon. It is near Goblin Valley State Park.
The Fiery Furnace Hike in Arches National Park. You have to have a guide to go on this hike. Tati, the food blogger, took this picture.
Nine Mile Canyon Rock Art. Nine Mile Canyon hosts amazing rock art.
I am posting this with Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. It's one of my favorite parties of the week!