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Pass the Popcorn.. its national POPCORN DAY!!!!!!!

January 19, 2012

 

Today is national popcorn day.. you know what that means 🙂 Go home watch your favorite movie and enjoy some delicious popcorn!!

Below I have listed some classic popcorn flavors and for your treat my all time favorite popcorn flavor !!

 

 

Make the best homemade popcorn 🙂

Step 1: Gather your materials: heavy-bottomed pot (at least 5 qt.), oil, popping corn, salt (popcorn salt if you have it) and butter (of course!). I recently saw that Orville Redenbacher has a special popcorn oil for, well, popcorn. I haven’t tried it yet, but I have no doubt it’s delicious. Peanut oil would probably be preferred here, but I just use whatever I happen to have in the pantry. Today that was canola oil.

Step 2: Add the oil, salt and popping corn to the pot. Place the pot over medium heat.

Step 3: Give the pot a little shake to make sure all of the kernels are coated with oil, and then put a lid on the pot, leaving it slightly ajar so that steam can escape.

Step 4: Text, Tweet or check your email for a few minutes. The kernels are popping and doing their thing!

Step 5: Once the popping has slowed to an almost stop (about 5 minutes), turn off the heat. (I would also recommend transferring the popcorn to a large serving bowl here as well.)

Step 6: Melt the butter and, while shaking the bowl or stirring with a big spoon, drizzle the melted butter into the popcorn.

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My Favorite Popcorn recipe !!! : 

In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, M&M’s and peanuts. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix well. Press into two greased 9×13 inch pans. Let stand for 2 hours or until set.

Its DELICIOUS!!!

What’s your favorite popcorn flavor or topping?

*Chocolate Popcorn:  Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with butter.

* Vanilla Popcorn:  Melt butter and marshmallows. Stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over popcorn and stir.

 * Caramel Popcorn: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.

* Kettle Popcorn:  Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, stir in the sugar and popcorn. Cover, and shake the pot constantly to keep the sugar from burning. Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat and continue to shake for a few minutes until the popping has stopped. Pour into a large bowl, and allow to cool, stirring occasionally to break up large clumps.

* Cheese Popcorn: Place popcorn in large bowl. Pour butter over warm popcorn. Toss to coat. Add dry cheese sauce mix toss again.

 

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