Friday, June 14, 2013

Popcorn anyone?

Our family loves to snack. Sweet, salty, you name it. Anyone who's been to our house knows there's always gonna be something to munch on when you come over.  I joke with my sister that she always raids our closet when she visits.

I've seen this online and finally got a chance to try it out, making your own microwave popcorn. Saves money and healthier too...unless you put lots of butter and salt. After trying this I won't be buying those individual packets anymore.

1/3 cup of unpopped popcorn kernels
1 brown lunch bag
Melted butter and salt to taste or any other spices/seasoning for flavor (optional)

Pour kernels into paper bag fold the top of bag over about 1 inch, fold it over again.

Lay bag on it's side in microwave. Select popcorn button or microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes or until the popping slows to about 3 seconds between pops. Time may vary.
What is it about the smell of popcorn that makes your mouth water? It's so hard to resist whenever you go to the movies, until you see the price. Hmmm do I really want some? Crazy how much they charge, right?
N approves!
Are you a snacker? What's your favorite kind of snack?
Would you rather have hot buttered popcorn or kettle corn?

Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm not sure why I've never thought to make my own popcorn! Totally going to try this!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. This is such a no-brainer! lol Have to try some and without the added preservatives it probably taste whole lot better.
    I'm not much of a snacker, but do like some popcorn with a good chick flick...
    thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Anna!
      Yes it's super easy. You can't watch a good chick flick without popcorn ; )
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Cool idea! I am definitely a snacker. I love both sweet and salty together. Ha ha!

    1. Haha me too Mandi! After a sweet snack I like to "balance it out" with a salty snack or vice versa :)

  4. I never knew it could be so easy! I thought there might be some "magic" to bagged microwave popcorn. I definitely won't be popping corn on the stove top, so thanks for demystifying the paper brown bag method!!!! I'd rather have kettle corn :). We aren't much snackers because once we start, we can't stop. So it's more a self-control thing than not liking to snack. Us and a bag of sour cream n onion chips, watch out!

    1. Haha me too Lisa, so much for "magic" :P Good for you on the self control! Oh my sour cream n onion chips there's no such thing eating just one.

  5. Wow--that turned out great! I have an air popper, but this looks even easier.