Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Muse - Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn is somewhat elusive to me.

It always smells better than it tastes to me...well...unless you add a butter and salt...or parmesean cheese...or seasoning salt...or garlic...ok, sorry...I'm back.

Regardless of whether or not popcorn is elusive to ME, I thought this one of my most favorite frugal ideas. See, my kiddos and hubs LOVE popcorn...movie theater butter popcorn...which, frankly, isn't all that great for them what with the preservatives and chemicals and all.

So, I found this frugal, healthy option intriguing:

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn


Ok...so why is this a muse?

Well...in the field of food, its a creative and frugal way to have something yummy - a concept we can all appreciate.

In the field of imagery, I'm completely in love with the colors in the photo.

In the field of imagination, I'm intrigued - how, exactly, does one set out to remake a recipe like this...or Oreo's or Nutter Butters, or whatever. The idea to make my own convenience treats has not really ever been something that I think of while standing in front of the cookie aisle.

Now...what would you do with this muse?

Peace, ya'll!

3 comments:

Kai said...

What would I do with it? Go make popcorn! LOL

My husband and kids love Movie Theater Butter (Redenbacher) popcorn too. It's soooo bad for you but they are addicted. I try only to buy it when they specifically ask for it. I'm looking for a cheap hot-air popper to try and move away from the microwave kind, now that they've found all those issues with it, but I haven't made the leap to purchase it.

The colors, on the other hand, intrigue me. I might have to go try that on a card... I'll post it if I actually accomplish it.

PS> Thanks for your comment on the vitamins. I've been taking a multi, but still having trouble with the scatter/foggy brain syndrome. Maybe it will get better now that I'm off the detox portion of this eating plan... HUGS!

MaryC said...

On WW, a 100 calorie bag of popcorn is 3 points! THREE. I need to look it up but I bet Movie Theater isn't any worse. Its the same for most cheese. Why eat FF cheese or lite cheese when REAL cheese is the same points?

Oh, I need some popcorn now. Is 9 am too early?

Meghann said...

Oooh...the colors. Kraft & yellow plus a tiny bit of teal thrown in (the white at the bottom right of the photo has a bluish tint on my screen)! That makes me happy. I haven't had popcorn in a LONG time. Makes me want to go out and buy some! And with parm? Yes please!