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.
All you need are brown paper lunch bags, popcorn kernels and tape.
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 :)
Take a small piece of tape and fold over the top of the bag, tape it in place.
Fold the bottom part up about halfway.....
Then fold down the top part over it, you will have it folded in thirds, the same as the store bought bags.
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.
Added a bit of twine just for decoration and VOILA!
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.
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 :)
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 :)