This month of October is full of month-long observances, and this one happens to be no exception: October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, a month in which it is in honor of America’s favorite snack, next to potato chips, that is…
Anyhoo, there are a slew of microwave popcorn being on store shelves everywhere, but if you do not want to waste your own precious money on pre-packaged popcorn, then here is a tip: Take a brown paper lunch bag, just as long as it is microwave-safe, pour 1/4 to 1/3 cups of popcorn kernels into the bag. Fold the bag over twice and place the bag on its side in your microwave.
Depending on whatever microwave that you use, the time varies; Otherwise, cook on high for several minutes, but do not ever leave the bag unattended. When the pops are about two seconds apart, stop the microwave and remove the bag from the oven. Finally, pour the popcorn into the bowl and add either butter or seasonings or both!
Microwave popcorn can be a great thing, but I do not think that it matches up to the old-time method of making the popcorn on a stove-They taste ever-so-great, and they do not take as much time as you think, so…
To make old-fashioned stove popcorn, here is all one has got to do: Use a pan with a lid but try using a pan with holes so that the steam would escape during popping, therefore prevents the popcorn from becoming as chewable as a chocolate chip granola. Next, add 3 tablespoons of veg-i-table oil onto the pan, in which your own package of popcorn kernels suggests…Then, turn the heat on in medium heat and add two kernels to the pan, so that when the kernels pop, then the oil would be hot enough to add the rest of that poppy-corn.
Next, add whatever the number of kernels that your package of popcorn suggests on the pan, and then cover them; In order to keep those kernels from burning, just shake the pan gently, and while the kernels pop, just keep on shakin’!
Now, wait for a second for any kernel to make any cute, widdle, itty-bitty pops, and then to avoid all that steam, remove the lid away from you…And lastly, but not leastly, pour your homemade popcorn into the bowl, and celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month by enjoying it!