A month or so ago, while Chris was out of town, I had the idea to dust off our popcorn maker + make a batch of homemade popcorn with the kids. I just knew they would have fun pouring stuff in + turning the handle + hearing the kernels pop, and it'd be a fun activity to get us closer to bedtime with Chris away. I was right.
We received our popcorn maker as a wedding gift + at the time I remember not being overly enthusiastic about it... because 22 + the microwave duh. Seriously rolling my eyes at that SO much now though. We used it a couple times as newlyweds, but it mostly just took up space in our cabinet. But now?! NOW, i totally get it. The sweet people who gave it to us were FAMILY FAMILY people. They are so great + they have great kids + they love each other well + they knew when they bought this gift what it could look like a few years after 22 + freshly married. Guys, it hasn't been put back in the cabinet a single time since we pulled it out. This is partially because dishes... + hand washables at that... but MOSTLY because i know we are going to use it again the next night, so even it if gets washed right away, I'll just set it right back on the stove. This has been the best ever, SUCH a fun tradition to start with our kids. I hope they only ever know homemade popcorn!
First we bought the movie theater butter + all the fix-ins. This is the kids favorite way to have it. I think mostly because they like to pick which color bottle they'll use + sprinkle their own.
We usually pop our kernels in coconut oil, and Mine + Chris' favorite way to season it is using melted butter + a little bit of salt! So, so delicious!!
This reminds me... Since we are talking popcorn again on this blog, check out THIS recipe, which would probably be extra delicious to make using homemade popcorn, when you're wanting a sweets fix. Now I'm off to find the perfect popcorn bowl, THESE look cute... Happy popping!