I’m sitting here eating popcorn and enjoying a nice glass of French Pinot Noir. (oh ya, I’m that classy) This is one of my favorite suppers. I have a good breakfast and a good lunch, so I’m not all that hungry at suppertime. I make a good, nutritious meal for the child, but just want something to nibble on for myself in the evenings.
During the week, I’ll often be good and have a nice salad, but on weekends, I’ll sometimes just have popcorn.
Or I’ll have a bit of cheese and olives with the popcorn. (or instead of the popcorn). Sometimes I’ll melt some cheddar right on the popcorn. Usually I just have plain air-popped popcorn with a bit of olive oil drizzled over it.
Who doesn’t love popcorn? It takes forever to eat. It’s satisfying without being stuffing. It’s got fiber and is pretty low fat depending on how much oil you drizzle over it.
I don’t like the microwave popcorn much, though. It has a lot of weird salt and pretend fat flavours all over it. The President’s Choice organic isn’t bad, but most of the other microwave popcorn is pretty bad. Also, you have to make a whole giant bag at once. And then you have to eat it all because it tastes like cardboard the next day. Squeaky cardboard.
I have an old air-popper. It does the job admirably.
Remember Jiffy-Pop? Do they still make that? As much fun to make as it is to eat. Indeed. It almost always got burnt. But it sure was fun to make.
Remember when you had to make popcorn in your heaviest pot on the stove with a lot of oil? That was a real hit or miss venture. Kitchen fires. Ruined pots. Inedible popcorn. Good times.
There are entire stores devoted to popcorn now. You can buy popcorn in dozens of different flavours.
In some places in Europe, where popcorn at the movies is a fairly new thing, they put sugar on their popcorn. I don’t like sweet popcorn. It doesn’t go well with Pinot Noir OR Chardonnay.
I wonder how popcorn was invented? It must have been some freaky accident, don’t you think?