This week has been really crummy and depressing - grey, rainy, drizzly and foggy. It reminded me very much of the English weather I used to know! I got kind of down-in-the-dumps and needed a quick pick-me-up. At such times, I would normally turn to my favourite ice cream, but I didn't have any since I've been trying to curb my cravings.
As I went through my cupboards tutting and sighing, I spotted a jar of popcorn hidden in the recesses. There wasn't much left and I don't know how long it had been sitting there, but I thought what the heck, might as well use it up. Now, this isn't the artificial, chemically-laden, microwave stuff in the bag...no, no, no! This is popcorn like mum used to make back in the day when we were kids and were allowed to stay up late to watch old-time movies. [Oh, I feel a moment of nostalgia coming on...sniff...sniff!] Okay, back to present day - I got my pan ready and added my oil [coconut of course] and the popcorn.
As the corn started to heat and pop, it gave off the most pleasing aroma...my mouth was watering!
A few minutes later, the popcorn was all done. While it was still hot, I sprinkled on a little salt and some Xylitol [I love kettle-corn style popcorn, but I also have to be mindful of hubby's diabetes]. There were only a few unpopped kernels left in the bottom of the pan.
I managed to get two servings of delicious popcorn so I shared with hubby. Mmmmm...nothing beats warm popcorn done the old-fashioned way...I'm feeling better already!
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