Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer movies

The summer sun is wonderful but some days nothing sounds better than laying on the couch in the air conditioning, watching movies and munching on Twizzlers and popcorn.

When you need a break from the heat and feel like being lazy, here are some suggestions for movies that will make you feel like you are still enjoying the best of summer from your living room:

*Now and Then

*Man in the Moon

*A League of their Own

*Dirty Dancing
(of course!)

*Indian Summer

*National Lampoon's Vacation

*Thelma & Louise
*My Girl
*How to make an American Quilt

*Stand by Me

*The Parent Trap (1961 version)
*Field of Dreams

*Summer Catch

*A Walk on the Moon

*Roman Holiday

Of course, no lazy movie-watching day is complete without something fun to eat. Try this recipe for a long-lasting snack from Hershey's:
Munchable, Crunchable KISSABLES Chocolate Candies Mix Ingredients:
8 cups popped popcorn
2 cups miniature pretzels
3/4 cup peanuts
1-1/3 cups (8-oz. pkg.) HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup (8-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S KISSABLES Chocolate Candies
1. Heat oven to 275°F. Grease large roasting pan (OR two 13x9x2-inch baking pans). Place popcorn, pretzels and peanuts in prepared pan.

2. Combine toffee bits and corn syrup in heavy medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until toffee is melted (about 12 minutes). Pour over popcorn mixture; stir until evenly coated.

3. Bake 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from oven; stir every 2 minutes or until slightly cooled. Cool completely. Stir in candies. Store in tightly covered container in cool, dry place. About 12 cups popcorn mix.

NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe.

If you want to watch movies in a comfortable and private setting but feel like escaping the house, try one of America's drive-in movies. Nothing feels more like summer than watching a movie under the stars.

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