I don’t know about you guys, but ever since Abbie was born, we watch a lot fewer movies and a lot more of kids TV shows. (Most recently, LOTS of Paw Patrol.) As Abbie’s gotten a little bit older, she’s started to be able to watch longer things, and I’m sure it won’t be long before we’re playing her most recent favorite Disney movie on repeat. (I can’t tell you how many people told me they did that with Frozen!)
Chris and I LOVE movies, and we used to out to the movies a lot (ironically, seeing kids’ movies). Now it’s a little harder to get out to the theater, but a movie night in is a perfect fit. There’s a movie rental kiosk across the street from us, plus we have tons of movies that are tried and true favorites we watch over and over again. My personal favorite is when there’s a Harry Potter marathon on. Of course, no movie night is complete without popcorn.
Want to know a secret? I actually prefer the popcorn I make at home to the popcorn at the movies. I know, I know. Movie theater popcorn is delicious…but it’s so unhealthy. By making it at home I know exactly how much I’m eating and what it’s nutrition information is…and that takes any stress out of enjoying it. I especially love the 94% fat free variety from Pop Secret.
Another thing that takes the stress out? No burnt popcorn. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve burned popcorn and it’s never good – the smell is the worst! Luckily, there’s now something that prevents it – the Perfect Pop app by Pop Secret.
You guys, this is the coolest thing – and it’s free! Plus, it’s easy. You open the Perfect Pop app and set it to regular bag or snack bag (I buy the snack bags for work snacks, so that’s really handy too). Then, set your microwave for the recommended popping time and place your phone next to it so it can hear the popping. You get to watch the bag fill with popped kernels on the app (plus it tells you some fun facts), and it lets you know when to stop the microwave for perfect popcorn.
It’s kind of ridiculous how easy it is.
Chris was really skeptical about the whole thing, but I even won him over. Of course, it helped that there was a giant bowl of Pop Secret popcorn in front of his face.
What’s your favorite kind of popcorn? Do you do anything fun to make it extra special? I’d love to hear your recipes!