This is one of those, why didn't I think of that? sort of posts. My mom mentioned an article she saw saying how you could do microwave popcorn out of a paper bag instead using the store-bought stuff. *ding* Did she say it was something I could make on my own? I had to try it!
I got home and pulled out my ingredients.
Then I stuck a half cup of popcorn kernels in a paper bag, folded the top over a few times and stuck it in my microwave. A few bad things happened: One- it burned, and Two- the bag burst open at the bottom! Ack!
So I tried again. This time I put 1/4 cup of kernels in the bag, folded it over a few times, and when I put the bag in the microwave I stood it up, instead of laying it down. Turned out perfect this time! Just remember to pull the popcorn out when there's about 1 second between pops.
This is so much cheaper and healthier than buying the store bought popcorn bags. No added dyes, preservatives, oil, milk ingredients. Just popcorn kernels and your bag! Now once it is popped you can add some melted butter, salt, parmesan, garlic, cinnamon, sugar, whatever floats your boat! When you're done eating, it can still be recycled, so it's green for your wallet and the environment!