Yes, popcorn. Yeah, for dinner. Tell your kids “Popcorn for dinner” and you instantly become the best parent in the world or maybe worst parent in the world. Our family has popcorn for dinner every Friday to celebrate movie night. The idea for the weekly menu item came from church acquaintance who listed the tradition as one of the highlights of her youth.
Tell your fellow parent you are giving your kids popcorn for dinner and you get an immediate tsk tsk face. While I like to imagine myself as a rule breaker I openly admit our popcorn dinner comes with a round of appetizers before hand: grapes, blueberries, carrots, pecans, bananas, broccoli, etc. You’d be amazed what children will eat if you promise them popcorn for dinner.
Simple Recipes offers the most delicious Perfect Popcorn Recipe. My partner in crime over at PeanutBlossom.com concurs; it truly is wonderful. We usually make a batch of this on the stove, as well as a second batch in the air popper. As directed we use butter & salt on the oil popped corn, then olive oil cooking spray & White Cheddar Seasoning on the air popped corn. Once both batches are prepped stir together to enjoy!
Photo by Thomas Life
Take a chance next weekend at your house. Yell out “Popcorn for dinner!” and let me know what happens.
PS: I am always excited to see other parents who condone this awesome idea too, popcorn, it's what's for supper.
Photo by Tiffany Dahle