Recently, I've been making popcorn the old-fashioned way (that's on the stove, kiddies) in order to avoid daily intake of what I've read is a ridiculous amount of chemicals that will surely give me cancer or rabies or cancerous rabies. Something like that. Anyway, then I read on the internet that you can take regular popcorn kernels and pop them in the microwave in a paper bag. You don't even need to use oil (which doesn't give you cancerous rabies, but does give you fat, which I already have more than enough of). Because I'm lazy and allergic to cleaning pots, I put paper bags on the grocery list. And now you are ready for this conversation:
Husband: Are you coming to bed now?
Me: No. I'm going to try to make popcorn in a paper bag in the microwave.
Me: Because I'm hungry.
Husband: Just come to bed. Then you can wake up really hungry for breakfast.
Me: No, I want to try this popcorn.
Husband: In a paper bag? In the microwave? Really?
Husband: You're going to burn the house down.
Me: No I'm not.
Husband: Yes you are. Why would you wait until I got home from work to try this?
Me: Because then you can help me save the children when the house goes up in flames.
Husband: Nah, I'm not saving those kids.
Me: I'm making the popcorn.
The popcorn came out wonderful, and there wasn't even a spark. Want to do it too? Here's how:
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 paper bag
Put popcorn in the bag. Fold the bag down maybe twice. Put it in the microwave. Set it to two minutes or something like that. Listen. When you get two seconds between pops, stop your microwave. Unfold. Eat. YUM!
(You can put oil in the bag too, or salt it and stuff pre-popping if you want. Let me know if you try it and what modifications you have included in the recipe!)
Disclaimer: If you screw this up and somehow burn your house down, I am not responsible. You, however, are a moron. Because this is not hard.
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