Popcorn Recipe and a Bottle of Cristal

popcornI was making popcorn for dinner tonight and it occurred to me that a lot of you might not know how to properly pop corn.  Eating popcorn from a microwavable bag is like drinking Budweiser.  Or something else equally offensive.

Around 2 pm, the husband sent me an IM to remind me of his work dinner that I, of course, forgot about.  I immediately did a mental inventory check of our liquor cabinet, aka bottom of the pantry, and recalled a delicious bottle of Cristal champagne.  Okay, I left off a few letters.  It was Cristalino, Cristal’s ugly step-sister.  Whatever.  It does the trick and is delicious. I got home, sent the hubby off to dinner and settled in with Cristal(ino), popcorn, and a plethora of magazines.  Monday nights are good.  Now let’s see how Tuesday morning feels.

And here is how you properly pop corn.

  • Grab a standard pot.  A 2 quart saucepan will do.
  • Warm it up on medium high to high and add enough olive oil to cover the bottom.  Then add a little extra.
  • When it starts to feel warm, add the corn and cover with the lid slightly cracked.
  • It will start popping, so let it do it’s thing.
  • Now it is time to get creative!  Toss with S&P, but only the good stuff. Sea salt and fresh ground pepper.  Maybe drizzle with a little truffle oil or sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Sometimes it is nice to add a little spice too.  You decide.

I can handle a Monday like this every week.


3 Comments to “Popcorn Recipe and a Bottle of Cristal”

  1. That sounds like a really nice evening in. I sometime like to sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over the popcorn.

  2. Yum! That sounds good too. Maybe I need a dessert popcorn now… I have already had the savory.

  3. I love how throughout your post you make it sound totally normal that your dinner consisted of a bottle of champagne and popcorn. This is not normal. Now, if you ate popcorn and beer for dinner… that would be normal.

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