The Popcorn Fiasco

Popcorn is delicious. We make it here fairly often. I like it a lot, but oddly I rarely am the one to make it.  Come to think of it, I rarely ever made it. Growing up my sister usually did, then I’d just help myself. This led to some fights. It still earns hostile looks when the family gets together.

I made popcorn today. Giants are leading Green Bay, and will hopefully come out on top. Desperately craving a snack, but knowing there’s a serious amount of leftover pork roast to tackle for dinner, popcorn seemed perfect.

How long do you put popcorn in the microwave for again?

I seem to remember 2 minutes/1o seconds, or maybe it was 2:30. We had a system growing up. A never-fail time that yielded the optimal kernels popped, no burning. I really think it was 2:10…

The house reeks. The dog is sneezing. I had to open the doors and get a cross-breeze moving through.

Yes, I burnt the shit out of the popcorn.

I’ve had this microwave since freshman year of college. Over nearly 12 years it’s been to Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, and California. It’s gotten some serious use in that time. You’d think I’d have made enough bags of popcorn to do it right.

2:10 failed me! I’ve since looked, and the damn thing actually has a “popcorn” button. Can’t say I ever remember using it, though. Not once. Maybe this time I should have.

To top it off, this was to be a ridiculously good bag of popcorn. For the holidays we got a bacon lovers gift pack. Not to be confused with the bacon of the month club (which we will gladly accept and eat from any loving fans/readers!), but in essence a package of everything bacon, but bacon itself. Five different flavors of bacon salt. Bacon croutons. Back popcorn. Bacon mayonnaise (don’t know if I’ll personally be using this one…). Bacon flavored sunflower seeds. A lot of bacon flavored products. Sadly, I destroyed that bacon popcorn. It smelled so good, too…before it burnt.

Popcorn Fiasco ©Benjamin Ginsberg/Driftwood Photography Studios

Popcorn Fiasco ©Benjamin Ginsberg/Driftwood Photography Studios

~ by driftwoodphotographystudios on January 15, 2012.

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