Monday, September 28, 2009
Question Of The Week
Way back when......before DVRs and even DVDs existed.....(Sassafrass just play along because I know you are too young to remember such hard times).....people used to sit and watch TV together. My family had a few staples each year - often holiday focused and kid friendly:
The Wizard of Oz
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Frosty The Snowman
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Can you remember? My mom used to find them in the TV guide that came in the newspaper. We'd look forward to these specials, gather as a family and watch the program with popcorn and coke. Old school popcorn, made on the stove with real melted butter. Here is the recipe in case you've never made it and if you haven't, step away from the computer and get busy.
Stove Top Popcorn
handful popcorn kernels
plenty of salt
lots of melted butter
Throw a few kernels in a large, covered pot. Coat the bottom of the pot with about an 1/8 of an inch of cooking oil. Turn heat on medium-high and wait for the few kernels to pop. When they do, add the rest in, again covering the bottom of the pot. Holding the lid on, shake the pot occasionally during heating to prevent burning. When the pops stop, the corn is done and it's time to salt. Don't skimp.....this is a delicacy. Melt butter in the microwave and add it, too, if you wish.
I make stove-top popcorn often for the kids and they love it. Far superior to microwave. Better than movie theater popcorn. Trust me. I'm an expert in this department.
****What shows did you watch as a kid? Any special memories?