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  1. #1
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Making popcorn singlesized

    I don't eat popcorn often but for some reason I've been craving it. I
    tried the instructions on the container and 1/4 cup of uncooked corn
    makes up way too much. I tried making it with something new I've never
    tried before but read about or saw on TV recently, and that was to pop
    the corn in a mix of oil and butter. This is a winner!

    So what are good combinations of fat:corn kernels?

    Popcorn with Old Bay sprinkled on is a winner, too.

  2. #2
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > I don't eat popcorn often but for some reason I've been craving it. I
    > tried the instructions on the container and 1/4 cup of uncooked corn
    > makes up way too much. I tried making it with something new I've never
    > tried before but read about or saw on TV recently, and that was to pop
    > the corn in a mix of oil and butter. This is a winner!
    >
    > So what are good combinations of fat:corn kernels?
    >
    > Popcorn with Old Bay sprinkled on is a winner, too.


    I rarely eat popcorn myself but last week I bought (an impulse buy) a 10oz
    bag of "Deli Style Buttered Popcorn." It was so good and will last me a
    good while. Easier than making some myself and also probably better than
    what I would have made myself.

    Also, at the beach one summer, there was a popcorn vendor on the boardwalk
    each night. He offered many flavors of popcorn. My favorite was taco
    flavored.

    G.

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized


    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Cheryl wrote:
    >>
    >> I don't eat popcorn often but for some reason I've been craving it. I
    >> tried the instructions on the container and 1/4 cup of uncooked corn
    >> makes up way too much. I tried making it with something new I've never
    >> tried before but read about or saw on TV recently, and that was to pop
    >> the corn in a mix of oil and butter. This is a winner!
    >>
    >> So what are good combinations of fat:corn kernels?
    >>
    >> Popcorn with Old Bay sprinkled on is a winner, too.

    >
    > I rarely eat popcorn myself but last week I bought (an impulse buy) a 10oz
    > bag of "Deli Style Buttered Popcorn." It was so good and will last me a
    > good while. Easier than making some myself and also probably better than
    > what I would have made myself.
    >
    > Also, at the beach one summer, there was a popcorn vendor on the boardwalk
    > each night. He offered many flavors of popcorn. My favorite was taco
    > flavored.


    I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very fresh and
    delicious. But this last time in an effort to save money, I bought the big
    jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco. Although I don't care for the
    flavor as much as the health food store stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and
    well! Now I too am having trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep
    putting in less and less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.



  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 03:50:26 -0400, Cheryl wrote:

    > I don't eat popcorn often but for some reason I've been craving it. I
    > tried the instructions on the container and 1/4 cup of uncooked corn
    > makes up way too much. I tried making it with something new I've never
    > tried before but read about or saw on TV recently, and that was to pop
    > the corn in a mix of oil and butter. This is a winner!
    >
    > So what are good combinations of fat:corn kernels?
    >
    > Popcorn with Old Bay sprinkled on is a winner, too.


    They sell half-size bags of microwave popcorn now. 5 bags to a box.
    And that stuff is dirt cheap now, too. Comes in all magnitudes of
    artificial flavors, some with none at all.

    -sw

  5. #5
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    In article <k5bdh6$pkb$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    > I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very fresh and
    > delicious. But this last time in an effort to save money, I bought the big
    > jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco. Although I don't care for the
    > flavor as much as the health food store stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and
    > well! Now I too am having trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep
    > putting in less and less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.


    soon to be followed by "I had to throw out my popcorn because..."

  6. #6
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 03:50:26 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    ....
    >So what are good combinations of fat:corn kernels?
    >
    >Popcorn with Old Bay sprinkled on is a winner, too.


    One package of microwave popcorn!

    John Kuthe...

  7. #7
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >
    > I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very fresh and
    > delicious. But this last time in an effort to save money, I bought the big
    > jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco. Although I don't care for the
    > flavor as much as the health food store stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and
    > well! Now I too am having trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep
    > putting in less and less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.


    What do you do when you can't fit them all into your bra?
    That's the dumbest thing I read here today... USE A LARGER BOWL!
    And no law says you gotta eat it all at one time, leave some for
    later. And popcorn is cheap, I feed the extra to the birds, they eat
    the unpopped ones too.

  8. #8
    Tommy Joe Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On Oct 13, 10:36*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:

    > They sell half-size bags of microwave popcorn now. *5 bags to a box.
    > And that stuff is dirt cheap now, too. *Comes in all magnitudes of
    > artificial flavors, some with none at all.




    Too much aggravation to make popcorn using my cruddy pops and the
    stupid electric stove top, so I too use the microwave bags. I get a
    house brand that is not bad with each bag containing 120 calories with
    only 20 coming from fat, as close to air popped as I can find. I make
    that individual bag in the micro, then pour it into a bowl sized to
    handle the amount. Then I take a tablespoon of butter and cut away a
    quarter of it (sometimes), leaving only 75 calories of unsalted
    butter. I put that in a small bowl and microwave it for a minute,
    then pour it over the popcorn in the bowl. Not bad, not bad at all.
    With my lazy microwave it takes maybe 3 minutes to cook the corn and
    one or less to melt the butter. Not bad.

    TJ

  9. #9
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On 10/13/2012 10:36 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 03:50:26 -0400, Cheryl wrote:
    >
    >> I don't eat popcorn often but for some reason I've been craving it. I
    >> tried the instructions on the container and 1/4 cup of uncooked corn
    >> makes up way too much. I tried making it with something new I've never
    >> tried before but read about or saw on TV recently, and that was to pop
    >> the corn in a mix of oil and butter. This is a winner!
    >>
    >> So what are good combinations of fat:corn kernels?
    >>
    >> Popcorn with Old Bay sprinkled on is a winner, too.

    >
    > They sell half-size bags of microwave popcorn now. 5 bags to a box.
    > And that stuff is dirt cheap now, too. Comes in all magnitudes of
    > artificial flavors, some with none at all.
    >

    Usually I buy the microwave popcorn but wanted to try making it the old
    fashioned way for a change. Will have to look for the 1/2 sized bags,
    thanks.



  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >>
    >> I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very fresh
    >> and delicious. But this last time in an effort to save money, I
    >> bought the big jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco. Although I
    >> don't care for the flavor as much as the health food store
    >> stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and well! Now I too am having
    >> trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep putting in less and
    >> less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.

    >
    > What do you do when you can't fit them all into your bra?
    > That's the dumbest thing I read here today... USE A LARGER BOWL!
    > And no law says you gotta eat it all at one time, leave some for
    > later. And popcorn is cheap, I feed the extra to the birds, they eat
    > the unpopped ones too.


    I have diabetes and have to watch my carbs. I can not eat an unlimited
    amount of anything. Used to be if I had extra popcorn, I could put it in a
    bag and my daughter would eat it later. But she is eating very little
    popcorn these days. It is really not on the South Beach diet and she is
    trying very hard to stick to it. I realize that some people are fine with
    eating popcorn that isn't freshly popped. I am not. I also can not feed it
    to the birds here because of the Norway Rats that lurk outside. I did take
    some once to the Olive Garden. They have ducks outside. The ducks wouldn't
    touch it. I guess they are too used to getting leftover breadsticks.

    I have gotten the amount I pop pretty good but there is usally still about
    2-3 handfuls of it that is just too much for me.



  11. #11
    Tommy Joe Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On Oct 14, 12:17*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:

    > I realize that some people are fine with
    > eating popcorn that isn't freshly popped. *I am not. *I also can not feed it
    > to the birds here because of the Norway Rats that lurk outside. *I did take
    > some once to the Olive Garden. *They have ducks outside. *The ducks wouldn't
    > touch it. *I guess they are too used to getting leftover breadsticks.



    If I were a professional food critic I'd be scared that your
    duck-feeding system might put me out of business. Ok, we know they
    won't touch the popcorn, but what will they touch? This may be a good
    way to test your food before eating it, feeding to the ducks to see
    whether they'll eat it or not. It's a modern-day version of the olden
    day Emperors feeding a small bit of their prepared meal to a peasant
    to see if it's been poisoned.

    If the ducks say it's cool, I'll eat it
    TJ

  12. #12
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    In article <k5dedf$3j6$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > > "Julie Bove" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very fresh
    > >> and delicious. But this last time in an effort to save money, I
    > >> bought the big jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco. Although I
    > >> don't care for the flavor as much as the health food store
    > >> stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and well! Now I too am having
    > >> trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep putting in less and
    > >> less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.

    > >
    > > What do you do when you can't fit them all into your bra?
    > > That's the dumbest thing I read here today... USE A LARGER BOWL!
    > > And no law says you gotta eat it all at one time, leave some for
    > > later. And popcorn is cheap, I feed the extra to the birds, they eat
    > > the unpopped ones too.

    >
    > I have diabetes and have to watch my carbs.



    wasn't it you that complained that eating carbs LOWERED your blood sugars?


    I can not eat an unlimited
    > amount of anything. Used to be if I had extra popcorn, I could put it in a
    > bag and my daughter would eat it later. But she is eating very little
    > popcorn these days. It is really not on the South Beach diet and she is
    > trying very hard to stick to it. I realize that some people are fine with
    > eating popcorn that isn't freshly popped. I am not. I also can not feed it
    > to the birds here because of the Norway Rats that lurk outside. I did take
    > some once to the Olive Garden. They have ducks outside. The ducks wouldn't
    > touch it. I guess they are too used to getting leftover breadsticks.
    >
    > I have gotten the amount I pop pretty good but there is usally still about
    > 2-3 handfuls of it that is just too much for me.


  13. #13
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:37:22 -0400, Cheryl wrote:

    > On 10/13/2012 10:36 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >> They sell half-size bags of microwave popcorn now. 5 bags to a box.
    >> And that stuff is dirt cheap now, too. Comes in all magnitudes of
    >> artificial flavors, some with none at all.
    >>

    > Usually I buy the microwave popcorn but wanted to try making it the old
    > fashioned way for a change. Will have to look for the 1/2 sized bags,
    > thanks.


    You shall be assimilated.

    Microwave popcorn is easy once you find the right brand and time to
    cook.

    Too many people nuke their popcorn 5 or 30 seconds too long. It
    especially pisses me off in the workplace!

    :-)

    -sw

  14. #14
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very fresh
    >>> and delicious. But this last time in an effort to save money, I
    >>> bought the big jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco. Although I
    >>> don't care for the flavor as much as the health food store
    >>> stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and well! Now I too am having
    >>> trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep putting in less and
    >>> less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.

    >>
    >> That's the dumbest thing I read here today... USE A LARGER BOWL!
    >> _And no law says you gotta eat it all at one time, leave some for
    >> later._

    >
    >I have diabetes and have to watch my carbs. I can not eat an unlimited
    >amount.


    Didn't you actually read what I wrote? Watch the booze, Julie, it's
    all carbs.

  15. #15
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >> Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>> "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very
    >>>> fresh and delicious. But this last time in an effort to save
    >>>> money, I bought the big jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco.
    >>>> Although I don't care for the flavor as much as the health food
    >>>> store stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and well! Now I too am
    >>>> having trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep putting in
    >>>> less and less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.
    >>>
    >>> That's the dumbest thing I read here today... USE A LARGER BOWL!
    >>> _And no law says you gotta eat it all at one time, leave some for
    >>> later._

    >>
    >> I have diabetes and have to watch my carbs. I can not eat an
    >> unlimited amount.

    >
    > Didn't you actually read what I wrote? Watch the booze, Julie, it's
    > all carbs.



    And you apparently didn't read the rest of my reply where I said that I only
    like freshly popped corn.



  16. #16
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:39:32 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >>> Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>>> "Julie Bove" wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I normally buy my popcorn at the health food store. It's very
    >>>>> fresh and delicious. But this last time in an effort to save
    >>>>> money, I bought the big jug of Orville Redenbacher from Costco.
    >>>>> Although I don't care for the flavor as much as the health food
    >>>>> store stuff...Lordy does it pop up big and well! Now I too am
    >>>>> having trouble popping a small enough amount. I keep putting in
    >>>>> less and less each time and it is still too much for my bowl.
    >>>>
    >>>> That's the dumbest thing I read here today... USE A LARGER BOWL!
    >>>> _And no law says you gotta eat it all at one time, leave some for
    >>>> later._
    >>>
    >>> I have diabetes and have to watch my carbs. I can not eat an
    >>> unlimited amount.

    >>
    >> Didn't you actually read what I wrote? Watch the booze, Julie, it's
    >> all carbs.

    >
    >
    >And you apparently didn't read the rest of my reply where I said that I only
    >like freshly popped corn.


    It is freshly popped you idiot... and I said you don't need to eat
    every last kernal, toss what you don't eat in your yard, some critter
    with a higher IQ then you will eat it.

  17. #17
    z z Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    I am diabetic, too. Any corn, rice, wheat product is bad but most of us
    type 2's cheat :-) They sell m-w jalopena buttered popcorn here-I
    indulge twice a year on average-I like cold popped corn better than
    freshly popped-its softer and the husks aren't as problematic for my
    teeth.


  18. #18
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Making popcorn singlesized

    On 10/14/2012 3:39 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:37:22 -0400, Cheryl wrote:
    >
    >> On 10/13/2012 10:36 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >>> They sell half-size bags of microwave popcorn now. 5 bags to a box.
    >>> And that stuff is dirt cheap now, too. Comes in all magnitudes of
    >>> artificial flavors, some with none at all.
    >>>

    >> Usually I buy the microwave popcorn but wanted to try making it the old
    >> fashioned way for a change. Will have to look for the 1/2 sized bags,
    >> thanks.

    >
    > You shall be assimilated.
    >
    > Microwave popcorn is easy once you find the right brand and time to
    > cook.
    >
    > Too many people nuke their popcorn 5 or 30 seconds too long. It
    > especially pisses me off in the workplace!
    >
    > :-)


    Seriously! That is the most vile smell in the office other than some of
    the Indian food my co-workers heat up. I have to admit though, that my
    Indian team doesn't heat up as much stinky food as some of the other
    floors in the building. One time someone was reheating some sort of
    fish dish that smelled just like one of the flavors of cat food my cats
    eat. And that smell traveled, too.



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