January 19th is National Popcorn Day!
It seems there is a “National” day for anything and everything, right? Just in January alone, there is “National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day”(January 3rd), “National Bubble Bath Day” (January 8th), “National Kiss a Ginger Day” (January 12th), and “National Have Fun at Work Day” (January 28th).
And January 19 is “National Popcorn Day”!!
(For more “National” days, check out this website)
Popcorn is one of those foods that makes me happy-because I usually eat it while enjoying some sort of other treat. Like a movie, or a sports game, or a good book.
But here’s the thing-I know popcorn can be a pretty low fat snack when it’s air popped with no toppings. That NOT what I’m talking about. And I’m not talking any microwave popcorn either. Just yuck.
I’m talking about making it on the stove, the old fashioned way, with oil and corn kernels, and watching those little kernels explode! With real butter and sea salt. Yum! And maybe even burning it just a little bit. Love me some of those popcorn kernels just a little burned.
There are a ton of recipes out there to make your popcorn even a little better. I’ve rounded up a few from Pinterest.
Buffalo Ranch Popcorn from Serena Bakes
But my most favorite way is very, very simple.
Popcorn cooked on the stove, real butter, some salt and the pièce de ré·sis·tance: M & M’s!
Just make your popcorn, pour some hot, melted butter on it, sprinkle some salt and pour in M & M’s. The sweet M & M’s get kind of melty and blend very perfectly with the crunch and salt and butter. Not the most low calorie, but I don’t care. It’s so yummy!
If you are in the need for Valentine treats for your kids’ classroom, this is an easy one!