Yesterday was a first me. I appeared on our local CBS station, Channel 4 KMOV's Great Day St. Louis. It was exciting & fun. St. Louis is in intense Cardinal-mania mode as we are in one heart-stopping World Series game after another. When I got a call from producer Brooke at Great Day St. Louis with an invitation to participate in their show's Cardinal-mania, I jumped at the chance. You know I'm a Cards fan, you know I love to cook--both of these were on display during my live 4-1/2 minute cooking segment.
I demonstrated my Red Hot Popcorn Party Mix on the show that I've shared in a previous post. If you want to watch my TV debut, just click below. We ran out of time before I got to show everything I'd brought to share, so I've included those ideas and photos below the video link. The Great Day St. Louis hosts talk for approx. 3 minutes before my segment begins. To play the video, mouse over the bottom left of the image and click on the play arrow; or, click "view full article" and then the play arrow.
Being a newbie to live TV, there were a few things I learned...
Serving and Decorating Ideas
Here are some of the ideas I had displayed during my TV segment but didn't have time to share. These Cardinal ideas can be adapted for any team event.
Baseball snack helmets. I love these. T-Man and Brackenthebox used to eat snacks out of these regularly when they were little. The rims are a handle that's easy to hold on to. I was excited to find that they're still available and perfect for serving up this Red Hot Popcorn Party Mix. I bought these Cardinal helmets at a local Dierbergs grocery store, but they're also available online at Amazon. It looks like they have them for all of the baseball teams. Cute, decorative, and functional.
Last week, T-Man (in San Francisco) and Brackenthebox (in Boston) received a Cardinals Care Package from home --it included these snack helmets and a batch of Red Hot Cardinal Popcorn. They are forever Cardinals fans. Some things you never outgrow...
You can also tie the filled caps in a cellophane bag for a fun gift or party favor.
Here's another way to make a gift out of the Red Hot Popcorn Party Mix. Add some to a cellophane bag, insert a Cardinals crazy straw, and tie it with color-coordinated string or ribbon. I got these fun straws at Partyland/American Carnival Mart here in St. Louis, but I've seen them around town in other stores. Check your local party stores for similar straws for your team or party theme. They're available in all kinds of varieties.
World Series Centerpiece (easily adaptable for any team or sporting event)
Here's an easy, festive centerpiece. The color and theme can be changed to fit any occasion.
I had to include a rally squirrel! (If you're not a Cards fan, you may have no idea what this is about. It's explained in a previous Yummy Chatter post.) I added some bling to the squirrel's tail by twisting around some sparkly ribbon. Hey, if I'm going get cheesy, I'm going all the way! My friend Sheri gave me this squirrel--originally intended as a fall decoration. Who knew he would become part of my Cardinal-mania decor!
Here's what I included in the centerpiece arrangement.
Here's the link to my Red Hot Popcorn Party Mix, in case you missed it:
I should share that Yummy reader, Julie, posted on my Facebook page that she made this popcorn mix but called it Ranger Red Popcorn. Gulp. Hadn't occurred to me that it works for both of the World Series teams. Either way, it's red hot and delicious!
Make it a yummy day!