I’m sure some of you have been wondering how we pop popcorn around here since we got rid of our microwave.
You were wondering, weren’t you?
Well, let me tell ya, we do it the old fashioned way friends! On the stove top.
My Nana really lucked out when she found this Whirley-Pop at a local Goodwill for five bucks. It didn’t even look like it had ever been used. She called me up (knowing my taste for the slow life) and asked me if I’d be interested in her picking it up for me.
I could hardly wait to use it. As soon as I got my hands on it I crowded the kids around to watch our newest gadget in action.
We happened to have a bag of popcorn kernels already, so all I had to do was add a little oil to the pan and start stirring. (We had been using the microwave up until then, but were popping kernels in paper bags instead of the store-bought kind.)
It worked SO well! I couldn’t believe how quickly it filled with fluffy popcorn. I don’t think a single kernel was wasted, and not a piece was burned!
We put the hot snack into a container with some butter and salt, popped the lid on and gave it a good shake.
Yummm. The kids were even eating it without flavoring added. I think the fun of watching it all happen made the snack even more tasty to them.
If you happen to come across one of these Whirly-Pop stovetop popcorn popper doojiggies… pick it up. It’s pretty cool.
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.