Friday, December 9, 2011
A Childhood Memory
If you are around my age, you remember a time before microwaves. And, you probably remember making popcorn on the stove!
I recently read an article in the newspaper about this activity. The writer helped me to understand why I have never liked microwave popcorn. So, off I go to the store to get some popcorn! I remember well making popcorn on the stove (ours was gas then, so it was a little easier to manage the heat) - opening the lid to let some steam escape, and watching as some popcorn bursts out of the pan - melting butter in the pan (we used Parkay Margarine then, instead of butter) - putting on the salt. Trust me, it DOES taste better! I've popped popcorn twice since I read the article, and I remember the pan we used - I think it was only for popcorn - and I've thought of the kitchen I grew up in (that house burned down after my parents moved out) - and I think of my mother. She passed away in 1993, but I think of her every day and miss her terribly!
After I eat popcorn, I always want something chocolate! My sister reminded me that Mother made fabulous fudge, and we would usually have fudge with our popcorn! What popcorn memories do you have?