I was going to sit down during naptime today and do some reflecting on goals from last year and goals for this year - you know, typical New Year stuff. Then I decided to try a snack that we didn't get around to last night and oh my goodness was so excited that I felt the need to post on this snack IMMEDIATELY.
You all. Did you know you can make popcorn on your stovetop - and it's not hard - and it's delicious?!
We haven't eaten popcorn in a couple years probably, because my husband isn't a huge fan and I was worried about getting cancer from the microwaveable bagged stuff. Then a cute boy scout came by selling some and so I bought plain kernels, thinking maybe someday I would get around to looking into it. A while after that I came across this recipe and pinned it, just in case. When my husband vetoed my plans for a black eyed pea dip for a New Year's Eve snack, I dug in my pantry and rediscovered the popcorn kernels.
Now, since we went to bed after the ball dropped, an hour before our midnight (seeing as our daughter wakes up at 6:00 every morning regardless of how late we stay up), I didn't have the unmitigated joy of devouring this last night. But I assure you it is still a delightful New Year's Day lunch.
And so easy. You just melt some coconut oil, put in the kernels, and shake the pan until they all pop. I'm pretty sure it took the same amount of time that a microwaved bag would have taken. And you can add your own good butter and sea salt! So yummy!
I was going to take a picture, but I really have to stop now because the keyboard is covered in butter. And I don't want photographic evidence of how full the bowl was before I started eating it, while my husband slaved away shoveling snow outside. But do yourself a favor and make an easy resolution to try making popcorn on the stovetop. You won't regret it!
Here's the recipe: http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2011/12/best-ever-homemade-healthy-popcorn/