Hey folks! How you doin'? No, no, how you doin'? Wanna know who is doing fine? That would be one Crista Hankey, the winner of The Coin Laundry's Onesies and Twosies giveaway! I happen to know personally that Miss Hankey currently has no children of her own to clothe in the adorableness that is The Coin Laundry Onesies, and when I saw she had won, I can't lie, I thought "Oh! Maybe it's for me!". HA. And then I remembered - Miss C Hank has got herself a niece (or nephew, I don't remember that part) coming into this world this Christmas! And although I know I am quite dear to her, I have an inkling that the wee one who shares her name will likely be getting whatever onesie (or twosie!) she picks out!
I'm trying to not take it personally.
For those of you who didn't win, I wanted to share something life changing with you. I discovered this a few months ago, actually, and although it changed my life, I failed to share it with you. I know, it was hateful of me. Please forgive me. Here is my forgiveness offering:
Okay, now prepare yourself. Your mind is about to blow. Okay - here it is: You can pop your own bag of popcorn.
Maybe you didn't understand. Popcorn. It's delicious. Mass-produced bags of popcorn. They're (generally) pretty delicious too. They're also a bit expen$ive. And sometimes, they're not in your house, which is just demoralizing when you've got a hankering for popcorn.
This demoralization, it happened to me one night. And I thought, "Gee, I wish I could just pop popcorn here, without the pre-made bags." And then I googled, and my thoughts and hopes and wishes and dreams came true. Here's what you do:
1/4 Cup Popping Corn (It's just regular corn, sold by the bag at the supermarket).
1/2 teaspoon oil (I'd suggest vegetable, or corn)
1 pinch salt (or however much salt you like. I'm not here to judge.)
1 brown paper bag
- Mix the corn & oil all up.
- Shake some salt on top
- Put it in the bag.
- Fold the top down.
- Microwave it (until you can count to 3 between pops)
- Take it out.
That's really it! And it really is delicious! I was so excited when I realized this. I hope at least a few of you out here are also excited. You can do all sorts of fancy stuff with this corn that you've popped, such as use gourmet seasonings or whatnot. You could even make it into homemade caramel corn, which I fully intend to do here in the near future. What's your favorite way of eating homemade popcorn? Mine is plain 'ole salt & butter, in first place, and caramel corn coming in close second.
I hope this makes us even, and you forgive the whole withholding like-changing-information thing. I hate when you get angry with me. Don't be angry.
p.s.- My neighbor came back. She's not dead. More on this later.