This is our latest craze at our house. For years, we've had what #3 Daughter calls "Nine-O'Clock Popcorn". Every evening, at about 9, we make popcorn and chomp it while we talk or read or listen to something or watch a tape.
Recently, for some reason, Charlie decided that it would be better for us to stop using those boxes of folded bags filled with pre-seasoned popcorn. He read the ingredients or something.
Now, we buy brown paper lunch bags (did you know you can still get those?) and bags of popcorn kernels, and do our own microwave popcorn.
Into a brown paper bag, put 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels, 1 tablespoon of COLD butter or margarine, and as much salt or non-salt seasoning as desired. Fold down the top two or three times. Turn the bag on its side and jiggle it gently to distribute the kernels. Put the bag on its side in the microwave. I always put a plate and a paper towel under the bag to catch the oil that soaks through the bag. Set the timer to 2 minutes at full power. If the kernels stop popping before the 2 minutes are up, turn off the microwave and remove the bag.
This is a very light snack. If you like it greasier, you can melt additional butter or margarine to pour over it after it's popped.
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