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Thursday, September 6

My Popcorn is the answer…

So for the past 2 days I have been getting emails about “Popcorn Lung” Apparently there is a lung disease that can be caused by a chemical released in the steam of microwave popcorn. Shocking! Another chemical that is bad for us! Lol!

So why are people emailing me, you ask. Well, I am a fan of popcorn, but only popcorn my way. Not the stale theater popcorn (though I do eat that), nor the dry popcorn from the air popper (though I will eat that too), but especially not the horrible microwave popcorn (blech). But what I love is my homemade popcorn, on the stove with a saucepan, olive oil (better for flavor) kernels, butter, and salt.

It started years ago when I was a wee thing. My father, Mike, made it this way. To be honest I am not sure why it was done this way; it was probably cheaper. I don’t remember it being a family thing, or ever making it with him. I don’t even remember it being made all that often. After my parents divorced, we were a microwave popcorn family; making bags by the dozen (that is what happens when there are 12 kids…you have to supply a lot of popcorn. Lol!)

Then I moved out on my own and found my addiction. I don’t even remember why I made it that way the first time, all I know is now I am known for it. I have been asked to teach it for FHE’s (those Provo wards were desperate). I have addicted more then one roommate to it; I have had it as a meal many a time. Lol! I keep a supply of the ingredients on hand at all times; it is considered a crime to run out of olive oil at my house. And now, just like learning that service can stave off depression, I learn that my popcorn is the stuff that is good for you! Just one more reason to make it! Speaking of…I ran out this morning, Gonna have to make a new batch tonight. Lol!

Oh and Sherpa…didn’t catch anything worth keeping. Lol!

2 comments:

Sherpa said...

In other words you practiced catch and release.

Rae said...

Nah...I was unimpressed with the possibilities so I saved the bait and read a book in the boat. the weather was great for it! :)