A very special snack

Today, I’m going to teach you how to make one of my all-time favorite snacks! I’ve said before that everyone has something, or a bunch of somethings, that they’re just not going to give up. This is one of mine!

Beyond tasting so yummy, I’ve got serious history with this delicious snack, so I’ve added it to my, “everything in moderation” list, and enjoy it when I get the craving.

I grew up with this snack, Mom CYL made it pretty regularly. We would sit together and share this little piece of heaven, as we watched a movie or read books. The smell of this fluffy stuff reminds me of being a kid, and of my momma.

Jumping ahead a few years…

…I’ve decided that I can attribute some of the Sweetheart’s love for me back to this snack. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach right? Well, I’m pretty sure I already had the Sweetheart’s heart the time I first made this for him, but I specifically remember a look on his face, walking into the kitchen one night, and seeing what was going down, that said, “I’m yours.”

…or it at least said, “I’m hungry!”

Have you guessed the snack?

It’s something you may not have ever actually made before…

…but probably everyone has eaten it.

It’s popcorn! Yumm!

Not just any popcorn though…

…there’s no microwave involved…

…no ingredients developed by a lab technician that cannot be pronounced…

…and no weird bomb-looking device that reminds you of a scary movie.

I’m talking about home-made, stove-top popcorn.

My Momma’s popcorn!

The first time I asked the Sweetheart if he wanted some popcorn to snack on during a movie we were about to start, he came into the kitchen to see this going down…

2Tbsp cooking oil

1/3 cup popcorn (use Orville Redenbachers, trust me)

1 Tbsp (more or less) real unsalted butter

Pinch of salt

Get your burner nice and hot.

Add 2 Tbsp cooking oil and 4 kernels of corn.

Cover and wait for all 4 kernels to pop. Making sure the oil is at the right temp to pop the corn before adding all the corn ensures fluffy deliciousness!

Once the first 4 kernels pop, add the rest. Cover. Shake one time to make sure there is oil on all the kernels.

Mom CYL used to shake the pot during cooking, but all that does is get wet oil shaken up onto the already-popped corn.

Don’t shake the pot. Wait. Be patient. It’s worth it!

While your corn pops…melt 1 Tbsp ofย  butter.

Patience pays off! See?

Add a little butter and salt, shake and repeat.

Now, go enjoy the show!

Speaking of the show…have you seen any good movies lately?

8 Comments to “A very special snack”

  1. i LOVE me some fresh popped popcorn… and i’m NOT talking about those microwave bags. there is such a difference is taste!

    no good movies lately, but i watched a new show on abc last night called “revenge” and i LOVED it!

    p.s. thanks for letting me know about the email issue ๐Ÿ™‚ should be all fixed now…

  2. This is pretty much the only way I eat popcorn. It tastes so much fresher out of the pot rather than the microwave.

    I usually use some generic brand though because Orville Redenbacher’s costs like 3 times as much.

  3. Thanks for sharing! Movie of the week: The Conspirator! (Robert Redford directed) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Wow… I’ve only ever done popcorn out of the package… which I love… if this is even better than I’m all over it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. OMG OMG OMG this is how I grew up eating popcorn TOO! Hands down the best way to make it. I also like the air popper that I got for Christmas this year. I am a popcorn addict, and now I am craving it!

    Whenever my sister and I hang out it is pretty much a guarantee that we will make popcorn like this. It’s just what we do!

  6. Two great movies: The Guard (Irish police comedy), The Debt (Israeli Nazi hunters).
    One not so good movie: Drive

  7. I started making popcorn this way last winter, and I definitely do not want to go back to microwave popcorn!

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