March 1, 2012

Have your popcorn, and eat it too!

Hold the phones people!!!!

So you know those magic little bags that they made with super powers for microwaving popcorn instead of using a stove top? The ones that we pay $1-$2 for a bag when we know that the actual popcorn kernels cost mere pennies? The ones that you avoid reading the ingredient list because you know they filled the bag of your healthy snack with preservatives, food colouring and artificial flavours?

Well my friends, along with myself, you have been had!  Those bags are not magical!! You can make popcorn in a brown paper lunch bag.

OK Ill give you a moment to digest what that means....

The convenience of microwavable popcorn...

Lots of $$$ savings....

No extra mystery ingredients....

Pop as little or as much popcorn as YOU want.....

Add your desired seasonings on any whim you have.....

Reduce packaging and waste...

Did I mention the extra $$ in your pocket?

I don't know if you are as excited as I am about this but I might have had popcorn for dinner last night.... and as a mid morning snack today. Not going to rule it out as an afternoon snack either...

OK, lets be honest. Most things that save money are a little harder to execute. This is easy.... fun even. I promise.

Get your brown paper bag. 
Pour in about 3 TBS of kernels... I eyeball it. 
Add a splash of oil, I am using vegetable but I want to try peanut. Then shake shake shake (maybe sing the song a little). 
Fold the top over a couple of times. 
Microwave on high until you hear the popping slow (about 2 minutes).
 Season and enjoy!

I enjoy my popcorn with a TBSP of melted Earth Balance, sprinkling of nutritional yeast and a pinch of sea salt. 
Get crazy... Chocolate - good! Cinnamon - good! Cayenne Pepper - hot!

There was a good ten minutes between these photos... I think.

Now what are you gonna do with all that money you save??? You know momma needs a new pair of shoes... JK!

1 comment:

Always excited to hear your thoughts or have you share ideas!