Oh popcorn. What a long and tumultuous relationship we’ve had.
There was, of course, the early childhood stage: occasionally that unmistakable smell and sound of kernels popping on the stove would fill the house and I knew a special treat was on the horizon.
Then there was the teenage stage. I was responsible for more of my own meals by then and hey! Popcorn can totally be a meal, right??
As often as I could get my hands on it, I ate popcorn. Breakfast, lunch, snack – didn’t matter. I basically ate it until I never wanted to see it again.
And then for a while… I just didn’t eat popcorn at all. Sad times.
Now that I’ve developed some self control, I love whipping up homemade popcorn before hubs and I sit down to watch a movie.
The best part of making popcorn from scratch: you can throw in any ingredients you have hanging around and make it your own.
I usually try different flavor combinations each time, but I made this version with lemon, thyme and parmesan cheese recently and I’m hooked!
Salty, cheesy, herby, lemony… and gone 5 minutes into the movie.
Maybe I should start making larger batches?
Or I guess I could just stick to that whole self control thing.