Sunday, March 9, 2008

D-I-Y Popcorn!

We try not to eat microwave popcorn anymore because of the partially hydrogenated everything...but sometimes (especially on a Sunday evening!) nothing sounds better than a big bowl of popcorn. So, guess what? You can make your own microwave popcorn. Here's how:

--Get a bunch of lunchbags--those brown kind like the cool kids had when I was in middle school
--dump a little bit of popcorn into a bag--I probably put in 1/8 cup, and it was a little bit too much.
--bend the end over and tape it good with scotch tape
--microwave it on high for 3 minutes, listening until the pops lessen.

That's it! It worked, and now we'll experiment with seasonings and so on. It's hardly even a recipe, but I thought I'd pass it along since we're excited to have this super-cheap, sorta healthy (hey, I'll dump *real* melted butter on it!) snack.



Dim and Jana said...

Great idea... we'll have to get some of those paper bags and popcorn. Fun.

Aunt & Uncle said...

We, too, decided to forego microwave popcorn (although we love it & it's so easy). So we're going to try this while traveling in our RV! Thanks.

Just an added note for anyone thinking of getting one of those glass microwave popcorn makers - we tried it & it burns the popcorn very easily, then you have to wash the darn thing! especially if you put butter in the top of the cover.