Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I know you were just dying to know how we make popcorn in our house, right? So, here I am, pleased to answer your curiosity. First, we use these items...

I open the plain brown lunch bag and pour in a fourth cup of popcorn. Fold the edges of the bag a couple of times. "Pop" it in the microwave (get it? "Pop"! I kill myself sometimes!) and set the timer for 3 minutes. The time varies and we usually take the bag out right before the timer beeps. Next, I put about a 1/2 TBSP of butter in a coffee mug and melt it in the microwave. While the butter is melting, I sprinkle about a 1/2 tsp of Kosher salt (give or take, I eye it with my hand) over the popped popcorn and give the bag a good shake. By this time the butter should have melted. Drizzle the butter over the popped, and salted, popcorn and give the bag another good shake. Pour the popcorn in a bowl and dig in!

(Sorry, not the best photo but it was all I took. My family was ready to dig in and were quite impatient as I tried to document this process for you guys!) This is really good popcorn even if I do say so myself. Not to mention, you can control the portion, salt and butter. Also, you know you aren't getting fake, chemically processed butter flavored popcorn.


Jen said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I had no idea that you could make your own microwave popcorn. I will definitely have to try this.

Glenna said...

That's a GREAT way to do it!

I have a hard time eating commercial microwave popcorn ever since I took care of a guy in intensive care who was dying from being exposed to those "chemical" butters at a microwave popcorn factory. No lie. Habitually smelling the fumes that come off that stuff can make you very sick at the LEAST.

Kimberly said...

Jen ~ I hope you enjoy the popcorn this way. I think it tastes better and it seems to be cheaper when done this way.

Glenna ~ Wow! I hadn't heard of anything negative regarding the prepackaged stuff. I just figured that making it on your own would have to be healthier. We won't be using the prepackaged stuff again!!!