Popping Popcorn On The Cob

Making popcorn on the cob the old fashioned way in the microwave. 

Every Tuesday I get a mystery box of organic fruit and veggies from a local farmers co-op. They never tell you what's going to be in the box. It's basically what's ever in season at the moment. My husband calls it my "Chopped" box in reference to that fantastic TV show where they give you all those crazy mystery items and 30 minutes to cook. I love that show.

Anyway, the box purchase is my futile attempt to get my kids, and ,okay, myself, to eat a little healthier. My husband doesn't really need help eating healthier, because he is happy to eat whatever you put in front of him. Give him veggies and he will gladly eat veggies. I am the bad one. I blame it on my Dad. This is what happens when you spend a large portion of your childhood growing up with a fabulously fun single Father. My comfort food tends to come in some sort of wrapper. I will miss you Twinkie <sob, sob, sob>!

Last week, along with weird green things and a boatload of persimmons, I found this bag of dried corn cobs in my box! First I said, " What the F*#%." I admit it, I thought it was some sort of Thanksgiving decoration.  So next I searched for the box newsletter. Turns out this is what popping corn looks like! Yippee! They gave me make-it-yourself organic junk food! Life is sweet.  


This stuff is actually pretty easy to pop. All you need is a kids lunch bag and a microwave. For extra fun I like to gather around a group of enthusiastic children who also share my love of popcorn. Thankfully I tend to have three of them on hand at all times.

 You put the popcorn in the microwave for about 2 minutes and watch the magic begin.

The bag didn't catch fire! The kids and I are getting excited! 

Behold our creation. Now I now if I was trapped on a dessert island with a microwave, a generator, some popcorn corn seeds, and a supply of paper bags I could survive. 

The kids are ecstatic. 

We did it! We made popcorn on the cob the old fashioned way in the microwave. Time for a movie. I love our Tuesday mystery box! 

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