Yes. Another national day…But, I LOVE popcorn so how could I bypass National Popcorn Day?!? While the origins of this auspicious day are unknown, I can’t think of a more a-maize-ing way to celebrate a plain January 19.
I have to admit I am drawn to the over buttered packages of microwave popcorn in the grocery store, but this early in the year I am still sticking with my New Year’s resolutions and so I was looking for healthier alternative.
Did you know that plain air-popped popcorn is only about 33 calories per cup? How awesome is that? I don’t have a popcorn popper and I am not ready to try oil popping on the stove (plus that adds a whopping 25 calories per cup), so we went with a simple brown bag, mircrowave route.
Why don’t you try some homemade popcorn of your own. It’s so simple.
Step 1 – Pull together a paper lunch bag, tape, unpopped kernels and seasonings of choice.
Step 2 – Put about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of unpopped kernels in your paper bag.
Step 3 – Fold over the top of the bag three or four times and tape it closed.
Step 4 – Microwave until you can count to four between pops (in my microwave this takes about two minutes)
Step 5 – Add in some seasonings and shake the bag to cover popped corn.
This may be my new favorite way to make popcorn and the kids love it!!!
Also a good idea for those of you who will be hosting Super Bowl parties in a couple of weeks!