my brother john lives on kaua'i. rough life, i know. i was talking to him recently and he told me about his friend kasha's blog, cultivating domesticity. it is a very cool, informative (see bokashi bucket post), and craftastic site. when i saw this post, i knew i was going to have to test it out and share.
it's make your own microwave popcorn. this is just ingenious. when there's time to spare, i use one of my large sauce pots to make popcorn. but we do also buy the microwave variety. which is a pricey organic product, and only comes with three bags per box. now you'll never have to buy it again! all you need is popping corn, a paper lunch bag and a microwave. i used about 6 tablespoons of kernels and folded the bag over a couple times as suggested. then just use whatever setting and time you use for the store bought variety::
see? it works! really well. and that organic bag of popping corn is only $1.99! and there are no "secret" ingredients! i'm loving everything about it. a little drizzle of melted butter and a sprinkling of salt and you're good to go. i dressed this batch up for a special dinosaur documentary that the boys were watching with one of their besties::
kai made (and hole punched) movie tickets and hung sheets in the windows to achieve movie theater ambiance, so i figured i'd join in. i attempted my best "theater usher" impersonation while delivering the popcorn. it didn't go over well. at all. in retrospect, i guess it may have come across as more "flight attendant" than "usher". i should have left out that bit about the emergency exits. but the snack was a huge hit!