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So. Much. Easier!

July 16, 2018 - Jen Zbozny
Popcorn is a staple in my life. My father thinks popcorn is a food group. I know others who love nothing more than trying new varieties of toppings on their popcorn. Ranch powder? Yum! Nutritional yeast - hurrah! All manner of cheese powder - bring it on! Taco seasonings! Salt! Butter! Sriracha - don't knock it!! It's also something kids can make.

Here's the thing, I always make popcorn in an actual pot. I put a few tablespoons of oil into the bottom of a small sauce pan, add about 1/3 of a cup of popcorn kernels, put the lid on and turn on the heat. Sometimes I get two small pots going at the same time and heat level and we have popcorn races to see whose pops fastest. No matter what, Eve's is always fastest. It's uncanny.

That said, I don't fancy letting little kids manage the stove top on their own. I don't fancy buying microwave popcorn either - even though kids can manage that on their own. I just don't love how there's plastic in that microwave popcorn thing and clearly, it melts somewhere into what your kids are going to eat. Ugh.

But wait! Just buy a jar of regular old popcorn kernels and some brown paper lunch bags. That's right, those things people use to carry their lunches in. This will last you a good long time. Now here's all you have to do.

Get about 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels. Dump them into the brown paper bag. Roll the top of the bag so it closes and tape it shut with a small pieces of clear tape.

Put it into the microwave and cook it for about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. You'l hear it popping. If it needs more time, give it 30 more seconds. Then voila! Have your kids dump the popcorn into a bowl, add butter or toppings as you desire and you're good!

See! So much easier!

 
 

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