Recently the kids have begun to express an interest in creating a more varied menu at home.
My daughter has been reading the ingredient lists on some of the boxes. She is peppering me with questions like: What is maltodextrin? What is lactic acid?
Well, before I need to explain another snack label, it was time to find a snack that needed less explaining.
What could be easier than popcorn? The answer: nothing.
When I was younger, making popcorn involved a pot, oil, popcorn and a stove. I needed something simpler: something the kids could make on their own and without burning pots as I had.
Mix corn kernels, oil and salt/spices in a bowl or cup.
Place kernels in the brown paper bag, fold over top of bag twice and place bag standing up (this bag must stand up…trust me) in the microwave.
Heat in microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.
You will know when the popcorn is done when there are only 2 seconds between pops.
When taking the popcorn out of the bag, be careful as there will be steam.