“Novem” means “nine” in Latin. November was the ninth month in the old Roman calendar, which named only ten months and which began in the spring with March. November 11 was considered the beginning of winter.
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.
The fires burn And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.
Caramel Popcorn5-6 quarts popped corn
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
2 cups brown sugar
½ cup white corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups raw peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. Place popcorn in a large, oven-proof container.
3. Combine margarine, brown sugar, syrup, salt, and peanuts in a 3-quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add soda. Pour over popcorn and toss gently to mix well. Bake for 1 hour, stirring two or three times while baking.
4. Remove from oven and pour on cookie sheets or wax paper to cool.
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