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Aug162016

Market News, Recipes

DIY Drive-In Movie Theater: Make Your Own

Drive-in movie theaters are the perfect combination of nostalgia and romance. But, you don’t have to travel all the way to the big city to enjoy one. You can create a drive-in right in your own backyard! It’s as simple as rigging a white sheet to the side of your home, or pinning one up on the garden fence. And, you can download an easy to follow DIY movie projector tutorial for your cell phone! All it takes is a shoe box, a magnifying glass and some tape. We really like this step-by-step guide, HERE. Then, just pull up your car or sit under the stars and enjoy!

diy drive inNow, it wouldn’t be a drive-in without delicious drive-in snacks! We collected our favorite recipes for a homemade drive-in movie night. Try revamped versions of your favorites, like BBQ Bacon nachos and Almond Joy bark. We even found spice blends that you can make at home, to sprinkle on your popcorn! So, let’s all go to the movies, without ever leaving home.


BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos

via. Recipe Rebel

via. Recipe Rebel

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees .

In a medium pan, combine ground beef, onion, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until browned (drain off any excess grease). Stir in 1/3 cup barbecue sauce. Set aside.

Pour 1/3 cup barbecue sauce into a small sandwich bag and set aside.

Line baking sheet with a single layer tortilla chips, careful not to leave too much space between chips. Sprinkle with half of cheese, half of the beef mixture, and half of the bacon. Snip a small corner off of the bag with the barbecue sauce and drizzle half over the first layer of nachos.

Top with another single layer of chips, and sprinkle with remaining cheese, beef, and bacon. Drizzle with remaining sauce. Bake for 8-10 minutes until toppings are warm and cheese is melted.

Garnish with green onion, lettuce and tomato as desired.


Pizza Rolls

via. Tidy Mom

via. Tidy Mom

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Divide pizza dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick and 12 inches long. Sprinkle each half with equal amounts of garlic salt, basil, cheeses and pepperoni.

Starting at a short end, roll dough up tightly to form a log. Slice into 1-inch pieces. Place rolls on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until browned on top. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.


Homemade Cracker Jack

diy drive in theater

via. Add a Pinch

Ingredients

Directions

In a large bowl mix popcorn and peanuts. Mix together all other ingredients in a pot. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Bring to a boil. Pour over popped popcorn and peanuts and stir well.

Put mixture on a large cookie sheet and bake at 125 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.


Almond Joy Bark

via. My Sequined Life

via. My Sequined Life

Ingredients

Directions

Line a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with aluminum foil. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips in thirty second intervals on half-power until smooth and melted, stirring after each round in the microwave. Pour melted chocolate into prepared loaf pan, spreading so it’s in an even layer lining the bottom of the pan. Stick the pan in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.

In a bowl, add coconut flakes, coconut milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, and almond extracts. Stir to combine all. Mixture should be just moist, but should not be too wet.

Once the chocolate base has hardened, remove from refrigerator and spread coconut mixture evenly over top of it, leaving an edge of about 1/2″ on all sides of the pan. Place almond slivers in an even layer over top of the coconut.

Melt the remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips in the same manner as above, pouring over top of the coconut mixture/almonds. Try and make sure the chocolate reaches the very edges of the bark. Refrigerate bark until top layer of chocolate has hardened, then cut into pieces. Store in the refrigerator.


Homemade Popcorn Seasoning

diy drive in

via. Eazy Peazy Mealz

Ingredients

For Taco Flavor:
For Cool Ranch Flavor:
For Mexican Hot Chocolate Flavor
Salted Caramel
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