Monday, October 03, 2005
The art of popcorn
How many of you remember REAL popcorn? Popcorn popped in oil, with REAL melted butter and REAL salt on it? Not the microwave stuff (though there are some good micro popcorns out there) or the air popped kind (addmittedly, what I had a lot, growing up...) but the REAL THAAANG! I'm about as addicted to popcorn as I am to shoes. Ok, maybe more addicted. It is nothing for me to pop up a huge (we're talking big ol bowl) of REAL popcorn every other night and eat the WHOLE thing. Now, I don't ALWAYS slather it in butter and salt, those are relative to my stress level, ya know? But a bit of butter and a bit of salt are always necessary. And for me, a tall glass of milk or water to go along with it. Don't grimace at the idea of milk and popcorn... everyone does, and I think it's great!
So anyhow, I write this as I am debating whether or not to make up a bowl of popcorn. My dilemma stems from the fact that we don't have any stick butter, and only have whipped butter. Not a big deal, you might think, because after all, butter is butter. Ahh, but just as not all popcorns are created equally, not all butters are created equally. For instance, if I want my small kerneled black jewel popcorn that has a slightly sweet taste, then I don't want as much butter, but do want the butter to be dense. If I'm going for the larger kerneled yellow popcorn, the kind of butter doesn't matter as much as the quantity of salt. And if I happen to meander over to Jungle Jim's and get some red popcorn, well, just about anything's good with that kind! :) So, are you all laughing at me yet? Thanks. Thanks a lot :)
Ok, How I Met your Mother is coming on soon, and believe it or not, Ethan is IN BED!! And I have some lesson planning to do. And, I could fold laundry, but what fun is that? :) ugh. So off I go to make that popcorn, lesson plan, and.... well, who knows what else? :)