Life needs to be easy…like this simple, yet genius kettle corn. Right though?! Is your life a little something like this some weeks? – http://www.buzzfeed.com/przshly07/what-its-like-to-be-a-20something-as-told-by-mean-8ttl
Walk with me. We all have those weeks. Things get crazy stressful at work, someone’s a jerk to you, something just doesn’t go your way for no particular reason, you have to do something you really don’t want to. Don’t worry, we can be in it together, like friends do (cause they’re awesome – I speak from experience), and I promise, when you’re having one of those weeks, I’ll send you something like this: http://inktank.fi/60-of-the-worlds-happiest-facts/ FYI, #1, 11, 14, 40, and 55 are totally awesome. I meeaaaan, penguins only have one mate their entire life and “propose” by giving their mate a pebble?!?! STOP. I die of cuteness.
(Proof of great friends: sillily catching snowflakes on the Mall :) …
And I’ll totally make you delicious baked goods and open a bottle of wine or two ;) But if I’m not around IN the moment, you should make this easy and delicious comfort of kettle corn until I arrive. (Or if you’re having just a peachy week, but you’re starving and lazy and wanting something delicious, you should make this too!) It’s salty, it’s sweet, it’s crunchy, it’s kettle corn! Dive in!
Here’s what I did!
*Adapted from Joy the Baker
Using a deep pan or a pot that has a lid, heat over medium heat:
-2 Tbs. olive oil
Add in until it melts:
-2 Tbs. salted butter
-1/2 c. popping corn kernels
Sprinkle evenly over the kernels:
-3 Tbs. sugar
Put the lid on, and increase the heat to medium-high/high. When the kernels start to pop, make sure you have a hand on the lid, and start to shake it around a bit. Then remove the pan from the heat (still shaking it) to ensure that the sugar doesn’t burn. Return the pan to the heat for a few minutes, shaking it from side to side, and then remove it again for a moment and repeat the process until the popping slows. Then turn the heat off, and give it another shake until the popping stops completely and then remove the lid slightly to release the steam. Then carefully empty the hot popcorn into a bowl and sprinkle with:
-1 tsp. salt
Toss it, and enjoy! It will always make you feel better :)
*French phrase for fun:
Tu es très jolie aujourd’hui.
You look very pretty today :)