Pop, Pop, Pop


Last year I saw that Maple Bank Farm had popping corn (still on the cob) and I just had to give it a try. I could have done it the old fashioned way on the stove top, but I always burn it. Thus, I opted for the brown paper bag and microwave method. It worked fairly well. I’d definitely do it again.

Well, this year I stocked up on Maple Bank’s popping corn. I painstakingly removed all the kernels from the many cobs and now I just needed to remember to find some appropriately sized paper bags.

Popping my own popcorn (sans pre-packaged microwave package) brought back childhood memories of movie night with my folks. I loved the 1970’s yellow air-popper we used back then. It wasn’t very pretty, and sure it was loud, but it made the best popcorn. If only I had one of those. Then, right at Christmas time, I saw the cutest air-popping popcorn maker from good ol’ JCPenney. Thankfully, Santa came through. We gave it a test run last night and it’s great!

It’s crazy how much popcorn you get from what seems like such a small amount of kernels.  I see a lot of popcorn in our future!

Not only do we love popcorn, but we love to doctor it up. This time we kept it simple: 3 tablespoons melted butter, salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder.

What’s your favorite way to flavor popcorn?

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