They should require you to take a course when you get your first Costco or Sam's Club membership. Some kind of class that will teach you about the psychology of buying and explain that although you can now get an assortment of food, gift and leisure items for cheap prices, you don't always need them. In fact, you usually don't need them. They're so cheap, though, it's hard to pass up. Case in point, my husband and I went to Costco last week to buy some water softener salt. We came out with salt, new wiper blades, brown sugar, a 36 pack of Rolos and a set of 8 solar pathway lights. We don't even have a pathway to light. We should really start limiting our trips there to once a month.
Sometimes finding a new food blog can be similar. I might stumble on one in a search for a specific type of recipe, but end up looking around and finding something I like even more. These s'mores popcorn balls are the "wiper blades" of an internet search last week for a soup recipe. I have yet to make the soup, but I have to admit that I've already made these twice. Fall makes me crave popcorn and popcorn balls, so these are perfectly fitting my mood right now. They're a little bit summer, and little bit fall, and a whole lot of easy yumminess. They have all the classic tastes of a s'mores in a quick popcorn ball. To give them an extra bit of flavor, I toasted the popcorn balls for a few minutes under the broiler so the marshmallow holding the ball together would get more of a caramelized flavor. Add some melted milk chocolate (I think these taste even better when the chocolate is still melted, but boy is it messy) and you've got my new favorite snack.
Until my next blog search, that is.