Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chili Cheese Popcorn

It's time for another confession.

I'm a snacker.

Actually, I'm a super-snacker. As such, I consider myself an authority on anything that could be categorized as a snack food. Peanut butter cookies, tortilla chips, popcorn, fried chicken...

Scratch the fried chicken. I got a little carried away.

But popcorn, oh mylanta.

My poor, sweet, naive Mister had no idea that popcorn is best enjoyed in bed, propped up with pillows while watching an old black & white movie on the tube. He actually believed that popcorn should be confined to the movie theater or the living room only. And he believed that popcorn in bed could lead to unexplained rashes to the torso!

Ya, because popcorn on the sofa is so much more comfortable.

I'm a much better hostess than that.

After what us home-school momma's like to refer to as a "teachable moment" that may or may not have included a few tears, my Mister eventually came around to my way of thinking.

Just as long as I stay on my side of the bed.

When I was in high school, there was a little shop that us off-campus snackers liked to frequent. They sold different flavors of popcorn, with the cheesy flavor being my favorite. I don't know what kind of ingredients were used in that decadent orange snack, but I'm fairly certain it wouldn't be considered a whole food by today's standards. In fact, I'm pretty sure I suffered from hallucinations after consuming said popcorn.

At least, that's the reason I gave my 4th period teacher when he asked why I didn't show up for class.

"Honest sir, (cause they always like it when you call them sir or ma'am) I had to wander around the mall aimlessly until my vision corrected itself. I barely remember the bus ride home..."

So, in honor of that ridiculously good popcorn of my youth, and to prevent any further hallucinations from happening to the youth of today, I'm going to share this top-secret family recipe.

Because today's youth are tomorrow's leaders.

Oh. That explains a lot.☺

~Chili Cheese Popcorn~

~The Players~

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
3 Tb. salted butter
1-1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. cumin powder
1/4 t. garlic powder
3 Tb. Parmesan cheese (in the can)
a hot-air popper

Using the hot-air popper, pop corn into a large bowl.

Melt salted butter in saucepan or microwave. Measure out spices and cheese into small bowl and stir well.

Drizzle butter over popcorn then add spices. Stir or shake popcorn to mix.

Serve with a smile.☺



hoosier girl said...

Your recipe is very similar to mine-so yummy. And of course it has to be eaten in bed. (A glass of ice cold tomato juice on the nightstand is a must, too, on popcorn night!)

DoleValleyGirl said...

Sounds perfect for a snack -- I love popcorn. :)

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