I'm making my own popcorn!
Well, that's a lie because I've not made it yet.
I plan on making my own popcorn!
Now, that's more in the line of the truth...eventually.
I don't eat popcorn often, but every once in awhile, I do want some.
So it's kind of scary what's in the bag of microwave popcorn when you buy that. What are some of those ingredients anyhow? And with the fake butter scare in those bags, is it worth it? What about all that greasy oil in the bag? And the smell that lingers for days, months, years, decades in your microwave?
Nah, it's cheaper & probably more fun to make your own!
So I bought this the other day:
Course, I probably blew it with the seasoning ;-) But how could I resist? It says cheesy jalapeno! YUM!
I can also experiment with other flavorings or just nuke some real butter to pour over it.
I also saw on tv where they used olive oil & parmesan cheese on it. Grated of course. But that also sounds yummy!
If you are like me, you might just want it plain sometimes, with nothing on it.
Or make it sweet, add a little cinnamon and a little sugar.
Or salty & sweet with both salt & sugar.
The spices are your limit! *but I'd not recommend you use every spice in your cabinet*..jest sayin'
So next time I crave it, I'm going to make some of my own!
Buy plain brown paper lunch bags.
Measure half a cup of popcorn kernels & put in bag.
Fold bag over several times. Don't staple or paper clip! That might be a problem with your nuker! Just fold a few times instead.
Microwave for about 3 mins - paying attention to the sounds of the popping.
I tried it - it was probably some of the best popcorn I've ever had! No oils, no greasy bag to contend with.
1/2 a cup is too much though, that makes a great big bowl. Next time, I'll try 1/4 cup. I also used the cheesy jalapeno sprinkles & melted some real butter. Oh man, this was some good stuff! Now back to my movie I'm watching....
~As always, be kind to your pets (they can have some plain popcorn too), clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~