Fresh Hot Buttery

What do those words bring to mind? The theater . . . concession stand . . . POPCORN!

Believed to be first discovered by Native Americans, this variety of corn explodes into a white, airy puff that is a fun and tasty snack. Loved by kids and adults everywhere, popcorn can be found being sold by Scouts, cooked in kettles at the fair, in 3 flavors in holiday tins. It can be strung up as decorations, handed out at treats to animals, flattened into cakes. It can be popped by air, on the stove, or in the microwave. It has been topped with butter, salt, sugar, cheese, caramel, and my favorite - seasoned salt.

When I was growing up, my dad made popcorn for us on Sunday nights. We got out our biggest lidded skillet, poured in the oil and a couple of kernels and when they would burst, the rest of the corn went in the pan. A few minutes later, we were topping it off with melted butter and salt, grabbing a big glass of OJ and munching it down.

I still make that same snack, usually on Sunday night. It is so delicious and if you pop it and top it yourself, you can know that it is a GF. And an easy snack for anyone to enjoy. I think I'll go make some right now!

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