Popcorn is a must when you watch movies, right? (If you didn’t say yes, stop reading now.)
Popcorn is awesome. This is undeniable. However, people do crazy things with their popcorn. I wouldn’t say my popcorn habits are really weird, but some of my friends definitely think so.
I hate microwaved popcorn. HATE IT. It tastes nasty, it leaves a greasy coating in your mouth, and you always burn a few kernels, without fail. (If you don’t, well, you are the newly appointed God of the Microwave and I bow before you…but I still won’t eat your microwaved popcorn.)
So, when we’re at home, and its time for a movie, I fire up the stove, get out a pan, drizzle in some olive oil, and make popcorn. It takes about 5 minutes, most of which is spent waiting for the pan to heat up high enough to start popping the corn.
It is delicious. Non-greasy, non-burnt, yumminess.
For seasonings, I have 3 defaults.
1.) Sweet. This is a bit of sugar, cinnamon, and just a dash of salt.
2.) Spicy. This is salt, pepper, jalepeno pepper, cayenne, and parmesan cheese.
3.) Sour. This is salt, LEMON pepper, and a dash of regular pepper. Parmesan optional.
So, basic yumminess with no mess, right?
Now, when I’m buying a bag of popcorn for snacking, I have occasionally bought some of that chocolate drizzled stuff. That tends to be yummy. I will also admit to loving me some of that black-bagged white cheddar cheese popcorn. However, neither of those are “Movie watching” popcorn. They are more of the “just to be snacked” kind.
Popcorn from movie theatres… Oh, dear Circe. I love movie theatre popcorn. I don’t even care that its probably a day old. Just give it to me, hand me a shaker of salt, and get out of my way. I’m going to stuff myself senseless, and drink a gallon of pop while I’m at it.
…….did you know there’s actually stores that sell nothing but ‘gourmet’ popcorn?
So, I’m fairly easy going on popcorn, but what I don’t understand is…
Ughhhhhhhh. It just…sticks to your teeth, crunches hard, and isn’t yummy at all.
What’s your favorite kind of popcorn? Are you a caramel-popcorn eating person?
Talk to me!