Sometimes it’s fun to be a kid again. Today was one of those days.
I loved going to the movies as a kid, the only thing better than going to the movies was getting to eat candy. So, I metaphorically piddled my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle undies when my parents decided to fork over an extra $5 for me to go on a sugar high while watching the new Disney movie. I was enchanted by starbursts and resembled a starved honey badger hoped up on cocaine every time I got my hands on a pack. I would ferociously devour an entire pack before the previews were over, and while the sugar high was splendid; I craved a way to make the starbursts last longer. My solution was elegant: I would unwrap them one by one and slowly meld them together to make a starburst the size of my pounding heart!
Today we relive those golden days with more starbursts and less sticky fingers…
I unwrapped 76 tropical startbursts and placed 73 of them into a Tupperware container lined with parchment paper to minimize dishwashing
Next, I threw it in the microwave on high for 2.5 minutes. I pulled it out with 1 minute left as it started to bubble, gave it a little stir and put it back in to finish the last minute. Took it out, put it in the fridge to expedite the cooling process and voilà; a man sized starburst for my inner child.
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!
Always look for ways to revisit positive childhood memories; it’s a great way to smile as you recall a much simpler time of life.
Authors note: I ate it and it was delicious.