We're making edible garlands in Amaya's classroom tomorrow and then taking a walk in the woods to decorate the trees with garlands that will feed the animals. I was in charge of popcorn. Plain popcorn is not necessarily my forte, and of course we don't have a hot air popper in the house. I picked up a bottle of popping corn and figured I'd make it int he microwave.
Of course I didn't have a specific microwave popcorn accessory and most online tutorials tell you to use a paper bag and I didn't have one of those either. Some recipes call for putting the popcorn in a bowl and placing a plate on top but that just didn't work very well for me. After two tries I reached for the plastic wrap. I reasoned that it would create an airtight seal and if the bowl was big enough there was no reason for the popcorn and the plastic wrap to meet. A quarter cup of popcorn and 2.5 minutes in the microwave in a ceramic bowl with plastic wrap on top proved to be one of the most successful popcorn experiences ever. The trick is that you have to remove the plastic wrap as soon as you take it out of the microwave. If not, as it cools it will shrink and press against the corn. Now you can buy the fancy gourmet popcorn in bulk and drench it with good butter at home. No muss, no fuss.