Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Sometimes, simple things are the best. In the past year, I've made an effort to simplify things; the main impetus was listing our house for sale and then moving. I purged SO MUCH STUFF. I realized having less stuff meant a calmer me. Simple is good.
Simple is good when it comes to food, too. Lately, my favorite snack has been one of the simplest things around - popcorn popped on the stove, topped with real melted butter and some salt. That's it; kind of plain but super tasty.
Of course, even simple things can get complicated if you let them. On the road to my daughters' camp in western Wisconsin, there is a farm stand that Dan and I like to stop at. In late summer, which is when Molly and Abby head to camp, the produce they sell is at its peak. This past summer, I discovered they also sell a HUGE variety of popcorn. WHO KNEW popcorn came in such a wide variety. There were different kernel sizes, different popped kernel sizes, different flavors (imagine the dude at the wine store, but with popcorn. For real). I bought some. Tried it. It was ok.
But not as good as the white popcorn I buy in bulk at Whole Foods. Simple.
Tonight I popped up a big batch. In fact, my Whirly-pop popper almost couldn't handle it. I melted 3 tablespoons of butter. I sprinkled salt on the warm, freshly popped kernels. Then I settled on the couch with Abby and Dan to watch The Voice and unwind from my day.
It was simple.
And it was good.
(And yes.. I saved some for Molly!)