Friday, October 9, 2009

Re-Defining Popcorn and a Movie

Lately I've taken to popcorn. At first the movie King Corn and Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma kept me from corn consumption. But corn kernels are different from corn syrup and corn feed for livestock, or at least that's how I justified the indulgence.

But now we eat it multiple times a week. Each time we play with it. The thing about popped corn kernels is that they don't have a strong flavor and so you can put almost anything on it and it tastes delicious. We've tried so many combinations, and they've all been good.

When we're tired and cranky, and want something sweet, we go back to the classics. Peanut Butter and Jelly. We used raspberry jelly which provides the perfect tartness in contrast with the creaminess of the peanut butter. Sprinkled with a little bit of salt it is the perfect mix of sweet and salty, and even better with a good movie.

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