I am a snacker. I love food, and I especially love food while watching TV. My waistline and my thighs do not love food as much as my stomach does.
I saw a pin on Pinterest about making your own popcorn, and had to give it a try. I love popcorn, but really don't like spending a gazillion dollars on the microwave kind, and don't like the franken-list of chemicals that are in it.
Not being a big fan of sweet, I needed to balance it out with some spice. Here is my favorite version of microwave popcorn!
This makes plenty of popcorn, definitely enough to share!
What you need:
1/2 cup popcorn seeds
1 brown paper lunch bag (which is reusable!)
Flavorings of your choice.
In this recipe, you need:
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
Butter (You can use a little, or a lot. I used 3 tablespoons. Don't judge me.)
Carefully pour the popcorn kernels into the brown paper bag.
Fold the top of the bag over on itself several times, unless you'd like to clean a ton of popcorn out of your microwave. (Ask me how I know this.)
Put the bag into your microwave and nuke for 2 minutes on high. (Popcorn should start popping 30 seconds in.)
While your popcorn is popping, melt your butter in a saucepot. When it is melted, add in your seasonings.
Stir just until the sugar / salt is dissolved.
Your popcorn should be done popping by now. Take it out of the microwave and pour it into a bowl.
Pour your molten seasoning concoction all over the popcorn and mix it up. (Don't burn yourself!)
(Properly dressed popcorn.)
If you're feeling nice, call your spouse downstairs and tell them you made delicious popcorn. Or if you're like me, grab the bowl of popcorn and hide in your studio and write a blog post about making said popcorn.