More specifically, MAKING popcorn….
But I also ate my fair share. Not from a package, please. Fresh. Hot. If it’s not hot, it isn’t really fresh.
The popcorn I was raised on was the occasional Jiffy Pop. Jiffy Pop Popcorn and I are the same age. Frederick C. Mennen developed Jiffy Pop in 1958. But it wasn’t until the 1970’s that Harry Blackstone, Jr. was telling us that Jiffy Popwas the magic treat, as much fun to make as it is too eat.
This is what I use at home now :
And then there are Pilgrim and popcorn stories….
But Popcorn and Movies DO go together. Plimoth Cinema has popcorn – and I’ve made popcorn for them, too. The proof is in the pudding – I mean commercial – but I made Indian Pudding for them, too. Check out the commercial on their page…but don’t blink or you’ll miss me!
Plimoth Cinema is also raising money for a new projector – no new digital projector, no more movies. There’s a Kickstarter campaign at Plimoth Cinema Kickstarter. One of the updates is another great video made by some modern day Pilgrims…..so pop some popcorn and start watching.
talk about your lily gilding…..
6 tablespoons butter
5 cups mini marshmallows
4 quarts fresh popped popcorn
1 cup honey graham cracker cereal
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Honesty minute: I first saw this recipe on Martha Stewart Radio blog site, when Patrick Evans-Hylton was a guest, which is how I discovered his Popcorn book, which I adore. I often (usually) just mix a batch of fresh popcorn with a half bag of mini marshmallows, half a box of mini graham crackers (which I’m not sure were even being made in 2011, instead of the cereal) a half a bag of chocolate chips (the sort can vary – I love the dark, but white is nice and a mix is heavenly), toss the whole thing with melted butter (salted butter is important here) and then munch straight from the bowl without s’moring…..OR
- Butter a 9-by-13-inch pan; set aside.
- Melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring, until they are all melted. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn to coat.
- Stir in the cereal and one cup of the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the popcorn mixture to the prepared pan. With buttered hands, press the mixture evenly into the pan; allow to cool slightly.
- Melt the remaining chocolate chips according to package instructions and drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn mixture. Allow to cool completely, 20 to 25 minutes, then cut into squares.
MSL radio Morning Living June 28, 2011