I don't know why this delights me so . . . but I recently learned that it's possible to make microwave popcorn without buying microwave popcorn! (You know it's expensive and full of yucky additives!) Who knew????? (Not I!)
All you need is a lowly lunch bag (the mircrowave goes without saying ;) . . .
And some regular popcorn that you can purchase inexpensively in bulk . . .
You pour about 1/4 of a cup of popcorn kernels into the bag . . . (you can add oil if you want -- but why add the fat?!?!?)
Fold the top down a couple of times . . . and microwave it for 1.5-2 minutes . . .
And voila! Beautifully popped popcorn!!!! Pure and simple!
Of course, you can add butter if you'd like (I definitely would -- in spite of the fat!) and sea salt (healthier than table salt) -- or whatever toppings you like! (How long will it take my children to try grated cheese???) A separate container works best for this so the butter isn't absorbed by the paper bag -- and then you can re-use the bag the next time you make popcorn!!!!
How awesome is that?!?!?!?!
Thanks to my friend Shannon for sharing a link to this wonderful news! And thanks to my beautiful DD13 who graciously allowed me to photograph her popcorn making endeavours :) (Crazy blogging mama!)
Have you found any great ways to be creatively frugal in the kitchen?