I stopped using microwave popcorn some time ago when it came out that the vapors when you open the bag are toxic and can damage your lungs. Also, microwave popcorn is quite expensive when compared to buying the more traditional stuff. I picked up a hot air popper at a thrift store which I used a lot for the kids in my classroom when I was a teacher, but now it is in a hard to access cupboard and it’s just not convenient to use.
Yesterday the TV was on in the background. I wasn’t paying attention but then I saw something that made me stop what I was doing and listen up. It was the Dr. Oz show and as a New Years resolution weight loss bit he was showing how to make a low calorie filling snack to tame the late night munchies by making popcorn. But here’s the thing. He was making REGULAR popcorn in the MICROWAVE. This I had to try.
I got rid of our microwave some time ago so Eli and I trundled over to Aunt Jacki’s house to do our little experiment. (Thanks, Jacki!)
All you do is put 1/4 cup of popcorn in a lunch sack.
Fold the top down a couple of times and put it in the microwave.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until it stops popping.
Pour into a bowl.
Spray it lightly with cooking spray.
Dust with cinnamon or garlic salt. Toss, spray and dust until it’s how you like it.
Yup, IT WORKS… and it is really that simple!
Maybe I need to get a microwave again.
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