Is there really any simpler joy than popcorn? I mean, really? You take a few ingredients, throw them in a bag, stick them in the microwave, and in just a few minutes you've got some pure goodness.
I have been a big fan of popcorn all of my life. Just ask my parents. I quickly learned their code for Pop & Popcorn nights ("I want some P-O-P!" my little toddler voice would chime), so I think part of my love for this simplest of foods is inherent because of the good memories associated with it.
And I am guilty of eating my weight in microwavable popcorn. But, I didn't feel good about the ingredients on the label - artificial this, artificial that, and stuff I couldn't pronounce. So when I found a homemade version on Pinterest, I was a pretty happy camper.
Homemade Microwave Popcorn
Ingredients & Supplies
A little less than 1/2 cup organic jumbo popping corn
1 - 2 tablespoons organic SALTED butter
Salt, to taste
1 standard size brown paper lunch bag
1. Melt the butter in a heat-proof container and allow to cool slightly
2. Pour the popcorn into the paper bag; the kernels should completely cover the bottom of the bag
3. Fold the top of the paper bag twice making sure it is folded tightly (the folds should be as small as possible to allow the popcorn room to pop)
4. Lay the paper bag down horizontally in the microwave
5. Heat the popcorn for about 2:00-2:15 minutes; when popping slows to about 3 seconds between each, remove from microwave*
6. Pour the popped popcorn into a bowl and drizzle with the melted butter; mix well
7. Salt to taste and enjoy hot
*I use the automatic popcorn setting button on my microwave, but still listen as it pops. You may have to mess with popping times to get it right.
Pop some up, throw in Christmas Vacation, and settle in for a good night of simple pleasures.
Happy Monday, friends!
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