This afternoon, after a set of ABCs and coloring, when my teacher chimed the bell that meant snack time had arrived, I decided I would pop some popcorn.
This box is a sample of gourmet popcorn that I’m testing out for OpenSky. It comes in Maple + Sea Salt, Lemon + Sea Salt and Parmesan Rosemary, which I tried today. Love the simple + natural packaging and contents.
You pop the popcorn in the bag just like regular microwave popcorn – and then you add the flavorings via little packets and shake them away. I loved this because you can really make your popcorn to taste (for example, I went lighter on the canola oil in packet 1 and heavier on the parmesan rosemary seasoning!)
Loved the writing on the box – burning popcorn is scary! But these words of encouragement gave me the confidence to set my microwave to 3 minutes and wait.
So someone please tell me why this happened after only TWO minutes!?
Sniff. Luckily I was able to remove the giant ball of burn and salvage the rest.
And the verdict was that it was DELICIOUS!! When I was little, my mom used to make popcorn for a snack all.the.time. in the afternoons. Thus, the smell of popcorn reminds me of Nickelodeon and Full House! Really, really loved these flavors!
The rest of the afternoon was spent pretending I was a walking sleeping bag. SO COLD in this house. I had a make-out session with my hair dryer too.
Supper tonight was spaghetti with meat sauce!!
Specifically, grass-fed ground beef with Whole Foods Roasted Pepper tomato sauce, wilted kale, Garlic Gold Italian nuggets and this new spice by the Delicious Dietitian that I am also taste testing. Three thumbs up for natural, delicious and dietitians!
For the sauce, first I browned the meat. I never crave chicken. Or fish. Or eggs. Sometimes they sound good but I don’t crave them. Grass-fed beef, however, particularly grass-fed and all its flavor, I C R A V E. Usually about once a month. No idea if it’s the iron or protein or comfort-food-ness, but a craving two days ago had me defrosting a pound I bought at the farmer’s market and turned it into sketti.
The sauce and kale went on top along with the seasonings
And it simma-downed into a nice sauce
Served over whole wheat spaghetti
And with a slice of Rosemary Garlic bread –
Going to warm up some more under the throw blankets on our couch – g’night!