Our Family's New Obsession:
Cheap Pinterest Popcorn!
I snagged this idea from Pinterest. AND, it's awesome. It's a super cheap and way healthier way to make popcorn, instead of the store bought microwaveable bags. There is less grease and chemicals in the popcorn. Apparently the fumes from that kind of popcorn are bad for your lungs too. Who knew....boo.
All you need is cheap brown paper bags. I got this 50 pack for less than a dollar.
Then get some loose popcorn kernels. (Apparently there all sorts of varieties of popping corn, of which I was unaware. I chose white.) This big bottle of kernels was about 2-3 bucks.
Put about 1/4 cup or so of kernels into a bag.
Fold over the top of the bag twice.
Microwave for about 2-3 minutes.
Listening for the popping to slow down to one every second, you don't want to burn it.
Then when you open it back up-it's like magic! Beautiful white pillows of crunchy goodness.
I really like the Earth Balance buttery spread melted and drizzled over it, as well as the White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning. Sooooo good. And a little less healthy, but at least you can control how much and what goes in it!
It's an easy snack that is always in the cupboard for hungry little toddlers or husbands pawing around for food.