Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Parm Pop

My husband always tells me I am "over informed" to a fault- you know, how the internet can be your best friend and worst enemy all at once. For instance- I haven't eaten chicken in a month because I read some horrible article, I know, I'm crazy- and I LOVE chicken!! What the heck!?!
I try to focus these bouts of "TMI" by only freaking myself out by things I can DO something about- while I was pregnant with Logan I read about the BAGS that microwave popcorn come in are woven out of pure sin or something like that. Of course I saw somebody bust out paper-bag popcorn that very same week via PINTEREST so I pinned it and we've been brown-baggin' it ever since!
Cheaper, easy as can be and less "sin" or whatever the stupid bag was made of.

I do have to say my microwave has a "popcorn" button that may be a sensor setting- so you may have to experiment with timing- I just press the same button I did when we were makin' the other stuff.

This weekend we got Horrible Bosses in our Netflix- so made some Parmesan cheese popcorn to go with it!

1 brown lunch bag
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
about 1-2 T butter or olive oil- you can use either- we used olive oil this time
Parmesan cheese (dry, crumbly- ala Trader Joe's in this case)

add the kernels to the bag with about 1 T of oil or butter (I eyeball this, we use Brummel & Brown yogurt butter so it's soft- and it's like 2 tip-of-the-butter-knife dollops- with the olive oil I just drizzle some in- toss the kernels around a bit to coat)
Fold the bag closed
I think you cook it for the same as a normal sized bag of microwave popcorn- try a little less you can always add a few 20-30 second increments till you get the timing- better to under pop than burn it!
Once popped, put it in a large bowl add a big pinch of salt and few small spoonfuls of parm & toss- you can also add a small bit of melted butter or olive oil at this point too.
Perfect date night at home~


Hot Mess Housewife said...

I use brown-bag microwave popcorn, too! I stopped using the olive oil/butter pre-popping and haven't noticed a difference - the kernels still pop up just fine! =D

Beth G. @SweetLifeKitchen said...

good to know!! We've both been trying to shed the "baby weight" over here, so I appreciate the tip!! <3

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