The Native Americans introduced popcorn to the colonists almost 400 years ago on Feb. 22, 1630, and I have always been happy that they did, because I love popcorn. I am not sure how the Amerinds popped it way back then, but it was a big success and spread around the world.
In our family popcorn was always a treat made by my mother on those special nights when company came to sit around the dining room table to play games and it was of course, always available when we went to a movie theater or drive-in. Our thrifty family sometimes snuck a big bag of popcorn into the theater to avoid the outrageously high prices they charged.
Luckily my wife loves popcorn too, so every time a snack is needed popcorn is what we make. We had a really nice popcorn pot, but when we got an inversion stove, we could no longer use it, and had to buy a clunky big popcorn pot that would work on the stove top, but we never warmed to it and kept looking for something better.
We bought one of those hot air popcorn poppers, but it was poorly designed and popcorn kernels kept blowing out of the top, so we soon stopped using that.
We tried just using a regular pot on the stove, but it often burned the popcorn which messed up the inside of the pot. We don’t like all of the poisonous chemicals in store-bought microwave popcorn, so we never buy that, but my wife found a way to make popcorn in the microwave where you just put the kernels in a small paper bag and heat the microwave. That method worked really well, but we always seemed to have a lot of kernels that didn’t pop.
Then she discovered collapsible silicon popcorn poppers designed for the microwave and I ordered one. It came recently, but we didn’t use it right away, and my wife, who doesn’t like clutter, put it away somewhere to get it off of the counter. The other night we were in the mood for popcorn, but unfortunately we couldn’t find our brand new silicon popcorn maker, because we didn’t know where it was, so we had to revert to using a pot on the stovetop.
About thirty minutes ago, we came across the silicon popper, so next time we are in the mood for popcorn we will get to try it out.
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