Ideally we like to eat at the kitchen table. We do have special nights where Mom is too tired to cook. So, I bring out an old fashioned favorite, popcorn on the stove. With the invent of microwave popcorn, I do not know of anyone else who still cooks it the old fashioned way on the stove. I never measure anything out, so forgive the informality of the recipe below.
Using an 8 Qt. stock pot place canola oil in bottom of a cool pan, enough to cover the bottom (you can use coconut oil as well for a nice gourmet taste). Poor in popcorn kernels until it completely covers the bottom with no gaps and cover your pot. Turn burner on med and wait until the first sizzle pop. Shake pan on burner occasionally to prevent burning (in case your stove’s med is different than mine). When 2 seconds start to lapse between pops, remove from burner. Your popcorn should almost all be popped and be about 1/2 inch from the top of the pan. At this time add melted butter over popped corn and add salt to taste. Place lid back on pot and shake the dickens out of it, sometimes inverting it. Pour into a large bowl to serve to your crowd.
Now for the movie….we rented the movie Different Drummers. It was a 50 cent movie and considering the movies Hollywood is spinning out these days, this one was a nice surprise, a great family movie based on a true story. Here is the link to the trailer. Enjoy!