Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Perfect Popcorn

How often do perfect moments come around? When they do, do you recognize them when they happen? Sometimes, the thought will hit me that I could live in the current moment forever. It is an amazing feeling. I hold on to it as long as possible and enjoy it while it lasts. When I take the time to recognize this feeling not only do I enjoy that moment more (because I know it is fleeting) I have those moments to look back when things aren't as perfect and know that life (even in the not so perfect moments) is still good.

I had one of these moments last night. It was simply sitting on the sofa with my hubbie, drinking delicious wine and eating the best popcorn ever. He had his arm comfortably around me and the bowl of popcorn was nestled on our laps between us. We were watching Seinfeld reruns. It was peaceful, safe, and full of warm, comfortable love. It was one of those perfect moments that I want to be able to look back on and remember vividly.

I also wanted to share the recipe for the awesome popcorn. We are totally addicted. I found the recipe on Bitten. The only change I made from the orignial was to cut the recipe in half (the original had 1/2 c of corn and 4tbsp of butter). I could eat a massive bowl (or three) of this...its that addicting...but I'm trying to be a little bit good with what I eat.

Sweet & Salty Popcorn
Adapted from Bitten
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c popping corn
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • sea salt
  • sugar
  1. Put the oil in the bottom of a large, deep saucepan (6 quarts or so) with a cover; turn the heat to medium. Add 3 kernels of corn and cover.
  2. When the kernels pop, remove the cover and add the remaining corn. Cover and shake the pot, holding the lid on as you do so. Cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until there are a few seconds between popping sounds (a few unpopped kernels are inevitable). Meanwhile, melt the butter (here’s where the microwave comes in handy) if you're using it.
  3. Turn the popcorn into a large bowl; drizzle with the butter and sprinkle with about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and about a tablespoon of sugar; taste, add more seasoning as needed; toss and serve.

1 comment:

Sheena said...

I tried this today... very tasty! especially the very bottom of the popcorn bowl! lol :D see you later! we need to hang out soon!