Thanks for dealing with my Debbie Downer post yesterday. It was a hard weekend & I’m sure I’ll elaborate at some point (because I can never keep my darn mouth shut) but for now it wouldn’t be appropriate since you know, it’s the internet and all. Bah.
So in the meantime let’s just pull a total 180 and do something ridiculously chipper like a video of making popcorn with an insanely cute 3 year old.
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I love microwave popcorn but I’ve found that 1- the portions are too big for a late night snack alone, 2- they’re filled with either scary saturated fat laden chemicals or taste like cardboard. Not to mention it’s kind of expensive when you think about how many servings you get verses if you buy a big bottle of kernels. All that to say when I saw this pin that suggested you could make amazing microwave popcorn with just a brown paper bag & some kernels I wondered…could it really be true??
In all honesty, we make this in the evenings at least 3 times a week. Best. Pin. EVER.
I put around a 1/4 cu (if that) of kernels in the bag and then I season the entire thing with extra virgin olive oil (you’ll be amazed at how much you don’t even miss the butter) & coarse salt. I give Sam her bowl & then I give the remainder a drizzle of truffle oil & a handful of parmesan cheese. OHMYGOSH IT IS SO CRAZY GOOD! You know I wouldn’t lie to you, buy some truffle oil (it’s by the olive oil). It’s like $10 for a small bottle & you’re going to stand there looking at it in the grocery store saying, “what the heck Natasha, I’m so not paying for that. I don’t even know what it is.” but then you’ll buy it anyway because you’re a little curious & I’m literally raving about it. You’ll bring it home, drizzle it on your popcorn & then sit down to write me a 3 page email thanking me for bringing it into your life. Well, you’ll intend to write it but you actually won’t get around to it & that’s totally ok because, I know my friend, I know.
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