For all of you that didn’t make it to the Hanover Home Life Show here is the part of the Prudent Living booth that was devoted to my blog! I had such fun interacting with the many folks walking through. If they shared a frugal tip they got one of our Prudent Living cookie cutters! I was also giving away free recipe cards. If you would like a pdf of the recipes I gave out, leave a comment below and I will send you a link!
I love popcorn; lately I’ve gotten into the habit of buying microwave popcorn. An easy snack but not the most cost efficient! I do have a plastic container that I can use in the microwave that works pretty well but I’m trying to get away from using so much plastic especially in the microwave. I came upon this tip recently of making popcorn in a paper bag. I’ve read this before but never tried it, would it work?
Toss ¼ cup of popcorn kernels with 1 tsp of olive oil.
Pour the kernels into a small paper lunch bag. Fold the top of the bag over twice. Place the bag on it’s side in the microwave on the carousel.
Cook on high for 2 minutes or until the pops are 5 seconds apart.
Remove the bag from the microwave and carefully open the bag.
Pour into a bowl and season as you like it. I found it was delicious with just a little salt.
Warnings: I have read that the paper bag might catch on fire so this method isn’t recommended. I have not had any trouble but I do lay the paper bag on its side. I also stand close by to keep an eye on the bag while it’s popping!