I LOVE popcorn. It is my favorite snack. I remember coming home from school and making popcorn for my after-school snack. And now I always have popcorn in the house so it's available for a quick snack. (Or sometimes dinner... once in a while, if the kids have already eaten and Aaron and I are just looking for something quick, I have popcorn for dinner and Aaron's on his own to find something he wants to eat!)
I'm a little bit of a snob about the popcorn, though. I hate microwave popcorn with its weird chemical butter flavoring. So I always pop popcorn in the hot air popper. I learned a neat trick to make the popcorn pop up better!
Before making popcorn on the stove or in an air popper, soak the kernels in water for 10 minutes. Drain the water and dry the kernels, then pop as normal. The additional moisture helps the popcorn pop up quicker and fluffier with fewer “old maids.”
So that's what's working for me this week. Check out the Works for Me Wednesday blog carnival at We Are That Family to see what's working for others!