We are a popcorn eating family! It’s not just for movie time in our house. It’s the perfect anytime snack. With a gang the size of ours, we go through a lot of popcorn. And microwave popcorn just doesn’t seem to go as far as it used to. So, I google searched to see if there were ways to pop popcorn in the microwave without having to buy the ready-made packages.
Boy was I surprised to see the options. We tried a couple and this one was my favorite.
Here’s what you need:
Brown paper bag (you know the lunch bags that you get for around 50 for $1.00)
1/3 cup of popcorn
Pour 1/3 cup of popcorn in your brown bag
Fold the top of the bag down twice and place in the microwave.
Every microwave’s cooking times are different but I set my timer for 3 minutes and watched and waited. It takes my microwave about 2 minutes and 10 seconds to cook this amount of popcorn. So stand by and wait and then stop your microwave when the popping slows considerably.
Don’t leave the popcorn in too long, it will burn and then your kitchen will smell nasty!!
This is what the bag looks like when it comes out of the microwave. Apparently, I need to clean my microwave because there are greasy spots on the bag and they are not from the popcorn!!
This can also happen if your microwave is grungy…
But, when you open your bag…this is what it looks like…
Then you have the option to top it anyway YOU like.
Our new favorite way to top it is with a 1 1/2 teaspoons melted margarine, 1 teaspoon sugar, and a couple of shakes of cinnamon…YUMMM.
Of course, salt and butter is always good, as is a packet of powdered cheddar cheese.
We also enjoy it in our tomato soup.
However you like yours, I hope you’ll at least try this easy, money saving alternative to microwave popcorn.