C'mon Over!

Stella says Hello!

Do you remember when my Mom wrote about statues and she said she wished to have the Ronald McDonald statue in our front yard greeting peoples.  We couldn't quite get that but we do have him on our header!  We have adopted him and changed his name to Ronald McKnight!  He keeps his hand on my head! 

Jo says:

We want to thank Kathy from Kathy Goes A-Rambling for letting us move him over here.  Kathy takes wonderful pictures of her home area (East Texas and Louisiana) so be sure and visit her blog.
Ann Adamus of Zoolatry got the picture all tidied up and placed the pets with Ron, she does the best job of anyone I know.  If you want to buy a new look for your blog, Ann is the one to do it!

Since its the weekend (hear that Thundering Herd?), I am going to offer you a terrific recipe called Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn, the adults might like it even better than the kids.  I don't know how old or new it is, but its brand new to me.

Cinnamon-Sugar popcorn

1 cup of unpopped corn
1/3 cup of butter
2/3 cup of white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:  Preheat oven to 250 degrees (120 degrees C). Pop the corn using an air popper according to mfg directions. (I used 2 bags
Jolly Time Crispy n'White natural flavor microwave popcorn). Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, salt and vanilla cooking until thick and bubbly.  Pour over the popcorn, and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated.  Spread the popcorn out into large roasting pan.

3.  Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, then turn heat off and allow the popcorn to stay in the oven 20 minutes longer.  Remove from oven, and cool completely before serving. 
One person mixed mini marshmellows into it and another drizzled white chocolate over it.

We are having very cold weather for spring (55 degrees, 40s at night), so if you are too, just find a good book or movie and have a nice weekend.

We will be back next week with a very small contest.  We would like to get all of our readers list up to date and it will have to do with that.

All best wishes for a good weekend.

Jo, Stella, Zkhat and Ronald McKnight


  1. you are just crazy for the ronald mcguy! :)

  2. Haha - a few of us find clowns downright scary, but in this case, I am laughing! Great header photo!!! Did Stella bark at those big feet?
    (You are right right right about Kathy's photos, too. Love her shots!)

  3. Your header looks great!! Do you happen to have any left over french fries or cheeseburgers!

    That popcorn sounds yummy. We are definitely going to try it this weekend.

    Your pal, Pip

  4. Ronald is your furend? He pats you on the head??? THAT is amazing.
    I am gonna get my mom to make that poppy corn stuffs fur us. THANKS

    OMD Your temperatures are EXACTLY like MY temps.. THAT is Cool Drool... REALLY COOL fur spring fur sure!

  5. Oh, that is such a great header, Stella and Jo. We love it. And Mom says your recipe sounds so good. She is going to try it for the little bipeds. They all love popcorn.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    Pee Ess, your guess for tomorrow is close:)

  6. Your new header is beautiful!
    I love it!
    Aaaand my mom says thanks for the recipe!
    She loves popcorn!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Hi there Stella and Jo (and Zkhat, strangely silent today). What a lively bright cheerful new look to your blog. Can't wait to find out what the contest's all about.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

  8. We love your header! Ann is so talented! She did ours too!!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. I LOVE the header!! I also love the recipe for the popcorn--I've never thought of using cinnamon on popcorn!

    I do hope you're doing well, and enjoying your Saturday!!

  10. Hi Y'all,

    Hoppin' by to say "hello" and see how y'all are doing. Looks like y'all are whipping up goodies! My Human will appreciate the recipe!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. I can he's really happy with his new home! And it's so nice to have an extra hand to help you look over your animals!

  12. The header is really cool & that popcorn recipe sounds delicious!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  13. I love the Header! Stella gets to sit there all the time being petted by Ronald! Very cool. Ann does do a great job!

  14. hello stella its dennis the vizsla dog hay do not tern arownd and luk but their is a klown behind yoo!!!! ok bye

  15. I'll trade you. It's hot and muggy here. Good to stay inside and read or witch movies. I was thinking about popcorn last night, so this might get a try.

  16. Nothing beats fancy popcorn and a movie on a yucky day! Or on a day when you are hiding out from the moth infestation! Thanks for the yummy recipe.

  17. BOL>>>> Cinnamon Popcorn we may just have to make some of this for a snack. Sounds yummers.
    We love Ann at Zoolarty she did our header too.
    Plus she sent us a cheat sheet with all the information on how to do neat stuff for our blog.

    ♥ Cinnamon

  18. That's an awfully fancy header! I Kathy & Ann did a great job!

    Ziva, I'm sending some nose-touches your way! I've been a Bad Blogger lately and haven't been posting or visiting much, but I still think of you lots!

    Purrs to Stella & Jo, too!