Yes, this is the big Travel Case reveal!
In the Dinner on the Train Tablescape post the other day, I promised to share what’s inside the travel case. Are you ready?
After reading today’s post title, I’m sure you already know what it is. Ha!
Happy National Popcorn Day! 🙂
Of course, we want popcorn when riding on a train! You can’t really have fresh, tasty popcorn made from home taken with you on a train, but you can have tasty, fresh-popped corn at home and pretend you’re on a train. Right?
Is that a stretch? Work with me here!
While HH loves the packaged powdery-butter-junk-ewe-riddled-with-unhealthiness version, I love to pop corn from natural kernels (so cheap from Wal-Mart) in coconut oil. To each his or her own, right?
This is guilt-free popcorn, right here!
I typically pop one half cup of corn kernels in one teaspoon of coconut oil, salt it liberally, and enjoy every single bite.
I wish you could smell the popcorn I just popped! While writing this post, my mouth started salivating for the popcorn I was writing about. I now sit here at my table eating popcorn from a huge bowl while I finish writing this post. That’s my kind of writing, right there!
What’s your favorite way to make popcorn?
Over the years, I tried many types of poppers, struggling to find one I liked. Finally, I discovered this little treasure.
If you’re interested in trying this popper, you can get one from Amazon*. (I’m required to tell you that if you order using this link, I’ll get a tiny commission.)
You simply load the oil and popcorn into it.
Keep the handle turning while it heats quickly on high.
Pop and dump quickly to avoid burnt or chewy popcorn. (My gas stove takes about thirty seconds to pop.)
To serve in a travel case (or something else that might not be exactly sanitary), make a cone with parchment paper. Use staples. Tape doesn’t stick.
Just for fun, and because this is My Self-Proclaimed CHOCOLATE MONTH, I sprinkled M-n-M™ candies on top. (Our kids loved this special treat when they were young. (Their mom did, too. Wink.)
The candies sink to the bottom easily. The moral to that story is to eat carefully, or you’ll eat the healthy stuff first…dessert last. 😉
So much for healthy popcorn! Ha! Stay tuned tomorrow for the other treat on my Dinner on the Train Tablescape – the cookies. Your’re gonna love it!
Do you like the mixture of sweet and salty?
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