Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Frugal Popping Fun

This week, we're knee deep not only in holiday goodies, but POPCORN! My younger son is doing a science fair project about popcorn. This involves, as you would guess, making a LOT of popcorn! We just finished round one of testing, and there is a HUGE bowl of popcorn to be eaten! Don't want it to go to waste, so we're all helping out with that part of the experiment. :)

What's frugal about all this? We're trying out a method of making popcorn we read about from Alton Brown using a brown paper bag in the microwave. It would be interesting to try other testing methods, but my son chose this method for his experiments. We're saving money by using bulk popcorn, which we already had in the pantry, along with other ingredients we already had on hand.

We're only a third of the way through the testing, but at the risk of making conclusions based on insufficient evidence, I'd say it's clear that storing your popcorn in the refrigerator is NOT a good idea! If in the end the results prove otherwise, I'll let you know.

Without a doubt, we are going to have a popcorn-filled week! Thanks, Alton!

Link: Brown Paper Bag Popcorn Recipe

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