Mar 11, 2009

pop secret

I love popcorn. Seriously. I love it. Not crappy movie popcorn. Not those ridiculously large tins of popcorn that ALWAYS, no matter what they look like on the outside, contain cheesey popcorn, buttered popcorn, and caramel popcorn. Plain microwave popcorn will do in a pinch. BUT really what I love is popping corn in a thick bottomed pan with plenty of vegetable oil.

A few weeks ago I was headed out to meet some friends to see a movie [cough "Twilight" for the fourth time cough, cough]. Knowing I did NOT want movie popcorn* I considered making and bringing my own, but was dissuaded not by ethics but difficulty of transport. What that trip to the movies did do [along with further cementing my obsession with Twilight...cause I needed help] was give me the following gem of an idea: vegetable oil infused with cumin.

It wasn't until last night that I actually tried the idea. And you know what? It was even better than I expected.

*Did you know a small bag of movie popcorn WITHOUT butter has more calories AND fat than a BIG MAC? And in case you have an extra $17.50 to spring for the large popcorn, you just ate more calories than if you'd chowed down on ONE DOZEN Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts. Just thought you should know.


rebekkah said...

i'm just going to bring a big mac to the movies from now on. you know, to cut some calories.

my dad told me the other day that he went on a popcorn diet for a summer and lost about thirty pounds. such an inspiration.

love you haley. you're keeping me healthy. no more popcorn, and no more high fructose corn syrup. i feel like a new woman.

lizzyashby davidaaron said...

Gross. Gross. Gross.

Not popcorn but the wonderful way weve decided to modify God created things to "create flavor" and disease and cancer and death and poor health. YUM. They chould make cancer sprinkles or high blood pressure sauce for a topping.

Fifty Two Weekends said...

I have to agree that pan-popped is always the best. The other day, my roommate (who always uses the bag) came home with an Air-popper. Right away, I knew it was only because she thinks it is strange that I like to pop it on the stove. First thing she says "I brought you an air-popper!"
me: "Oh that's nice, I like using the stove"
RM: "...but it is so messy."
me: "Yea, well."
RM: "" walks away...


Fifty Two Weekends said...

thank you for informing me of the calorie count of movie-popcorn. I am now going to throw up and never eat again.