While going out to shop, I noticed Orvilles jar corn to be quite a bit more expensive today than Jolly Time in the resealable bag. Orvilles was 4.99 for a one pound nice jar. Jolly Time was 4.49 and for a two pound bag, so who cares about the jar with that much more popcorn and a real money saver?
So, guess what, being the thrifty shopper and lover of my good ole faithful, Jolly Time came home with me. Now I can use my great new masons jars to put that popcorn in with double the popcorn for my money!
As I was scrolling through Pinterest (my favorite new site,) I saw this pin and article from The Cherry on Top blog and Squawk Fox was it's originator. When I read how bad microwave popcorn was in those little store bought bags and how they talked about published results from various studies that have been found, I knew I wanted to write about this. Our microwave popcorn eaters are exposed to toxic vapors, and consuming a lot of popcorn popped in those little white bags has been associated with lung disease (called Popcorn Lung!) really Snopes.com said it's true!. That alone is enough of a reason to stop buying these so called “healthy” snacks in the supermarket. I wanted to share that knowledge with my readers as well. I was skeptical that this worked and tasted as good, but it does! Thank you, to those two sites for this valuable information.
1 brown paper bag (I bought 50 for $.99 at my local grocery) Note: in the photo I used the red for presentation and poured the cooked corn into the bag after it was popped as shown in the video... the Hallmark red bags are perfect to send off to school lunches found in the card sections of the supermarket. I wouldn't try using them to pop with because of the dye on the bags. Again you will see that in the video below.
1/2 cup raw popcorn
microwave on high for 3 minutes (depending on wattage mine is 1000 watts)
Add the popcorn to the bag, fold down the top of the bag twice, do not tape or staple.
There are plenty of toppings to try, my favorite is sprinkling Parmesan cheese mixed with a dash of garlic powder and dash of cayenne pepper. Other suggestions with seasonings you can choose are Cajun seasonings, white cheddar, there are refrigerated butter sprays that are calorie free or even sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar while it's still warm for a mock kettle corn.
For more popcorn recipes try these Family Stories On Popcorn assorted recipes idea's
If using thin cheap bags, double bag it.
Bags are reuseable, just dump old kernels and fill again.
Always make sure you turn over the folds more than two or three times so the edges on face down tightly secured or bag with stand up and pop all over the place.
+claudia lamascolo Author