I have not had popcorn in a long, long time and the last time was out of one of those microwaveable bags with "movie theatre" butter. You all know what I'm taking about and you know it isn't real butter in there. It's been about 4 years now. I've also never made my own popcorn from scratch. I was always a little scared :) I didn't want popcorn flying all over my kitchen! Needless to say, I had nothing to fear and it was super simple. I made it in the afternoon, in-between baking Valentines Day treats. It was a nice break and snack.
My take - I wanted my popcorn to taste like Italian garlic bread. I use this "infused" oil on flat bread and pizza instead of sauce all the time. So yummy.
Butter & Olive Oil
Chopped Thyme & Rosemary
Red Pepper Flake
Grated parmesan cheese
Heat all flavorings except cheese and salt in a small sauce pan over low heat while the popcorn pops. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and a pinch of salt (the cheese has a lot of salt, so be careful). Now close your eyes, take a few bites and picture yourself in a pizzeria!
See how the rest of us faired by visiting the Food Matters Project website.
P.S. - Found the cute popcorn tins at Target for $1.00! Perfect for movie night ;) Enjoy!