Laura and Emily both asked me what I do for snacks and the answer is pretty simple. I usually make cookies, brownies, or microwave popcorn, they can have fruit and if that doesn’t float their boat they can use their own money to go to the dollar store for junk of their choice. Occasionally they will eat leftovers out of the fridge or bread and butter.
But you may have noticed that I don’t ever BUY microwave popcorn and here again is another homemade bargain I’ve found on the internet. You can make YOUR OWN microwave popcorn and it usually costs me 14 cents a bag.
Homemade Microwave Popcorn
**Don’t throw your used bag away. I can usually get several uses out of it.
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
Brown paper lunch bag
2-3 tablespoons of melted butter (cooking oil works too)
Mix kernels, butter and salt together.
Pour kernels into a small paper bag (standard lunch size is fine) and fold the top of the bag over three times tightly to close (each fold should be 1/2 inch deep; remember the kernels need room to pop).
Place bag in microwave on carousel.
Cook on high 2-3 minutes, or until the pops are 5 seconds apart