HELLOOO from the upside down! 🙃
If we’re being honest, I don’t know WHAT to post right now. (As you can see, I just gave up on yesterday.) 😂I know we’re all antsy (but as a reminder, realistically, we knew it would probably be this way!)
So, I got to thinking–what’s something fun, easy, and comforting that can bring us all some joy during this period of election purgatory?
Neal and I are both big on stovetop popcorn. I grew up with my dad making it, and he grew up with his grandma making it! Therefore, we make a lot of it in our house. I definitely think Grandma Loftus’ stovetop popcorn takes the cake though–she made it just a LITTLE bit differently, and her touch makes it extra tasty and a lot more special.
I have shared her popcorn on my stories a few different times and I always get asked, “How does Grandma Loftus make her popcorn again!?” so I thought it deserved its own post.
Sadly I never got to meet Grandma Loftus, but she was an amazing woman beloved by all, and whenever Neal makes me her popcorn–I like to think I can feel a little bit of Grandma Loftus’ love infused into it. (I think you will too! 😉) And isn’t some Grandma love just what we all need at this moment? Here’s how to make it:
Grandma Loftus’ Stovetop Popcorn:
It’s very simple, all you need are popcorn kernels, good butter (preferable Kerrygold Irish Butter!) and Lawrey’s Seasoning Salt!
How to make it:
Pop the corn:
Drizzle a little bit of oil in a pot of your choice (should be a deeper, medium-sized pot) and heat over medium-high heat. Pour in the popcorn kernels (we have tried lots of fancy kernels but honestly, Orville Redenbacher’s classic kernels are the best!) Cover with a lid. Wait for them to pop–when the kernels fill up to the top, pour most of the popped kernels out quickly. And then cover the pot back up with the lid so the remaining kernels can continue popping–keep doing this until all the kernels are popped. (If you don’t, you’ll risk burning the kernels that have already popped).
Melt the butter:
Melt a generous amount of Kerrygold Irish Butter (or any other good quality butter–You want to splurge on the good stuff!) in the microwave. Once melted, drizzle some over the popcorn. Toss the popcorn, then pour a little more. Toss the popcorn, and continue until all the kernels are well-coated!
The finishing touch:
Finally, sprinkle Lawrey’s seasoning salt over the top, continuing to toss just like you did with the butter, until each kernel has some Lawrey’s on it!
I hope you enjoy! If you make a batch, I’d love to see! Tag me at @jesskeys_ so I can reshare on my stories! ☺️ Hang in there everyone–keep the faith!