Thursday, November 17, 2011

{ Homemade Microwave Popcorn }

Something so simple, yet until today I kept thinking that if I wanted to enjoy some quick popcorn without having to stand over the stove, I would have to buy a box of the popcorn bags, which is not a problem, I used to do that all the time, but honestly when you actually go back and look at all the additives and chemicals added to them, they don't sound as appealing.

Anyway, I was talking to a nutritionist friend of mine and she brought up the homemade microwave popcorn and how simple it is to make it.

I honestly thought she was just messing with me, you know, since I delve into all these homemade things, kind of like a "why don't you just make it yourself?"  *wink wink nudge nudge*

Thing is, she was serious and now that I've tried it, I'm shocked at not only how simple it is, but how much healthier it is for the family.

Let me show you just how easy these are.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

All you need are brown paper lunch bags, popcorn kernels and tape.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Place a 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels in each bag.  You can add toppings after it's done, but I tried garlic, salt and some with sugar mixed in with the kernels and it turned out great :)

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Take a small piece of tape and fold over the top of the bag, tape it in place.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Fold the bottom part up about halfway.....

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Then fold down the top part over it, you will have it folded in thirds, the same as the store bought bags.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

I made some quick labels in photoshop, printed them all out on a sheet of paper, cut them out and used some double sided tape to attach them to the bags.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Added a bit of twine just for decoration and VOILA!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

I will no longer be buying the store bought kind.  Besides, I am thinking these would make pretty cute gifts with different kinds of labels, and flavors.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Yummy popcorn!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

You should have seen the kids faces.  They think I'm Super Woman which is pretty funny considering how easy these are to throw together :)

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Go on, you know you want to give them a try :)

Now, I'm going to go look through my new cookbook from Homestead Blessings...that's right, I got it in the mail yesterday afternoon and I think I'll be trying every single recipe in there.


You can get your very own by following this link, and for a limited time, they will personally autograph your book for you :)


Have a Blessed night everyone :)


Mari said...

I never heard of doing this yourself and I can't believe how easy it is. Thanks!

Conny said...

EASY!! Thanks for sharing!

FlowerLady said...

Wow Sandra ~ This definitely sounds and looks easy and will be so much cheaper than store bought and healthier too. I've got to give it a try once we use up the store bought.

Thanks for sharing this recipe.


FlowerLady said...

P.S. ~ How many servings does this make, one or two?

Anita Philipps said...

I love this idea. I've been looking for easy homemade gifts that our little girls (ages 6, 4 and 2) can help make. Thank you for posting this!!

Andrea said...

This is fabulous! Why are we so quick to assume that because you can buy something at the store in a colorful package for $3 that we can't make it ourselves? Popcorn has been around for thousands of years. Why can't most of us make it without tearing it out of cardboard and plastic?
I will be making these for Christmas gifts. Any more suggestions on flavors and how to accomplish them?

Nancy said...

Wow!! I eat micro popcorn all the time but will have to give this a try... so simple thanks!!!

AshleyBeth said...

I love this! I will have to try it myself. I had to laugh at the part where you thought she was joking, bc my husband has this ongoing thing of saying why not just make it yourself, because I do a lot of homemade stuff. I've come to think of it as a challenge, even if he didn't mean it ;)

Like sunshine in the home said...

Ooo what a wonderful idea.