Making Popcorn

@Morleyhunt (20282)
Canada
March 8, 2016 9:30pm CST
Last Friday, five of my grandchildren were in my home for part of the day. We were fortunate that the weather allowed them to spend at least an hour playing outside. When they came in from the cold I served the promised treat, pop corn. I have this ancient hot air corn popper. It dates back to when my children were small. The three girls were fascinated, watching the popcorn spill from the popper. What an economical and healthy snack. Entertainment provided as well.
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@whiteream (3716)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I remember those old popcorn maker. I wish they still made them. I think the popcorn tasted better.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
You don't need to add anything (fat) to make the popcorn this way.
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@whiteream (3716)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt Yes, I know, I wish they still made them. I don't like microwave popcorn. I use jiffy pop on the stove. My son likes to make it.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
9 Mar 16
It is good to hear that you treated your grandchildren with sumptuous and freshly prepared popcorns. We don't have a machine to prepare popcorns. However, we prepare it either in microwave oven of pressure cooker. I love to munch popcorns as I reckon it is one of the best snacks which is non-greasy and is good for health. Popcorn picture courtesy - www.bakeryandsnacks.com
@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I do not like the smell of microwaved popcorn. I will not permit anyone to use my microwave to make popcorn.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt - There are ready-to-cook packs of popcorns available in the market. If you put that packet in microwave oven, seeds of corn will turn into fluffy popcorn within few minutes' time. The popcorns remain in the packet till you pull it out of microwave oven, tear it and munch it. I do not think in this method any smell of popcorn surrounds inside of microwave oven. Have you ever tried making popcorn this way. Image courtesy - blog.bostonappliance.net
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
10 Mar 16
@dpk262006 those packets leave such a stench in my microwave I have trouble entering the kitchen.
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@MGjhaud (20682)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
love those hair. and those popcorns too.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I take the hair for granted. I grew up with blonde hair (like my grandkids), now it is gray. All five of my children were blondes and now seven of my eight grandchildren are also blonde.
@MGjhaud (20682)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt you guys look pretty altogether i imagine. may they keep the color til they grow a older. did the kids love the popcorn?
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
@MGjhaud my oldest daughter is almost 40, her hair is still blonde. Only my middle child has darker hair. She was born with brown hair (all the others were blonde) and a darker skin tone as well.
@allknowing (68646)
• India
9 Mar 16
When I was in the US on holiday I got to taste caramelised popcorn. Now whenever anyone asks me what I would like to have from there I tell them chocolates and caramelised popcorn Do you know how to make it?
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I have made caramel corn. It is delicious....but I eat too much of it.
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@allknowing (68646)
• India
9 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt I know what you mean. They are addictive.
@JudyEv (130205)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Mar 16
Your grandchildren are little blondies too, aren't they? They would have enjoyed watching the popcorn pop!
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
My grand babies all have that white blonde hair, showing their Dutch heritage. One of my grand daughters has brown hair, but then she is a little less Dutch then the others....daddy is French-Canadian and has black hair.
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@JudyEv (130205)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt We had two couch-surfers stay once from Alberta. They were husband and wife. They told us their backgrounds - one was Native American/English, the other French/Pakistan. They were pleased that the 'mix' had resulted in them having the same colour skin tones.
@LadyDuck (170585)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
I love your photo, beautiful blond heads who look at the popcorn machine.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I love my blondes. The middle one is more of a Strawberry-blonde. I can find them easily in a mix of other children.
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@LadyDuck (170585)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt The color of their hair is really incredible, I am sure you can find them easily.
@sharon6345 (135299)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Look at that pretty hair they have. People pay good money for that color hair and they all three have it. wow.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
At a grandparents day, the children were almost all of Dutch descent, I knew I would see a lot of blondes. My grandchildren were the blondest. My children were all that blonde as well, so I tend to take the colour for granted.
@sharon6345 (135299)
• United States
9 Mar 16
@Morleyhunt That hair is very beautiful and nice to be born with as well. It's all the rave for sure.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
9 Mar 16
Popcorn is really good as a snack for the children. We have started making our own popcorn not buying the stuff in the store.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
I never bought pre popped popcorn. It is so inexpensive, and goes such a long way.
@Platespinner (17045)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Mar 16
...and then there's the time I made popcorn on the stove and forgot to put the lid on the pot.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
Oops, how did I miss that. Good thing I'd finished my coffee.
@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
I love making popcorn too! Very easy!
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
It is the best, and healthiest way to make popcorn.
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
I can imagime how those popcorns spill and i will be justblike.them...amazed with it too ;) I can really be fascinated with simple stuff.like a.kid.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
When I start the popcorn maker, they come running to watch.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25829)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I wonder what they would think if you made it in a pan on the stovetop ?
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
My success with popcorn on the stovetop is mixed. I'll stick with my hot air corn popper.
• Canada
9 Mar 16
A popcorn popper is definitely a good investment. I got my hands on a different type, but the kids like watching it.
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@Morleyhunt (20282)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
Five minutes of entertainment while making it.....ten minutes spent eating it......two minutes vacuuming the crumbs. Definitely a good investment.
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