The next best thing since microwave popcorn is um...well you know microwave popcorn..except popped in a brown paper bag with a little olive oil and garlic sea salt.
I didn't believe it was true what my sister was trying to tell me so I had to try it for myself. You know what...it worked like a charm.
Reasons why homemade microwave popcorn is better than store bought microwave popcorn:
Can control what the added ingredients are.
I think it pops better.
Sounds cooler when it is actually popping.
Don't ask me why but making the above discovery brought an immense feeling of joy into my life..does that ever happen to you? For some that joy may come in the form of an afternoon run to happy hour @ Sonic..I know, I've heard all about the special ice and how it makes the fizzies taste so much better.
Thinking about popcorn popping made me think about how sometimes I want to just burst...and then I pray extra hard for the 20th time that day for patience.
Today patience was on my side so when my son started up his "wailing business" I celebrated by taking out the camera. The first pictures were captured of Wellsie in shall we say, not his finest fashion. What ensued after showing him the pictures on the digital screen was a crack of a smile in which I then said, "Wellsie, don't smile". It works like a charm every single time. After that we were able to get some happier pictures. All that aside..do you happen to see how my thrift store belt with the heavy brass buckle and emerald color stone matches my shirt. The shirt was meant to be. Man I don't know why I love that .50 belt so much. In fact I think I am going to work on making a matching brass sculpture to set on my side table in my front room..joke. I can't seem to fit making brass sculptures into my life lately.
Seriously though go make some popcorn in a brown paper bag (or any color paper bag).
1/3 cup popcorn kernals
a little bit of olive oil
Add all of the ingredients to the bag. Fold over the paper bag twice. Place upright in microwave. Every microwave is different but my popcorn is done in 2 minutes 22 seconds..or something like that.
Also, sometimes I pop it plain and then add the salt with melted butter after it's done popping..YUM!
Go, fight, win!
P.S. - Funny story but I bought my little boys Gap sweater at the Dollar Store. I am still a little suspicious as to whether or not it was actually another shopper who left it behind. I didn't see any others like it there and when I asked the clerk she told me that he thought it was for sale and of course for $1.00. So if any of you lost that sweater @ the Dollar Store then call me:-)