When I first left home and got an apartment I had neither a microwave nor a TV. Anyone who heard this immediately thought I was a sad sad case. The truth was that I just plain did not have a microwave and had zero interest in owning a TV. I knew that when I had access to TV I watched A LOT and I figured there were other things I could do with my time. It is OK, I now watch a medium amount of TV, balance 🙂
Not having a microwave forced me to cook creatively. Actually this is probably the point when I began to cook slower and take a different approach to food. Previously I could pop something into the microwave and bam! it was ready. Not having a microwave was not exactly a bad thing for me until I wanted popcorn. I thought my days of eating popcorn were long gone until I saw that on the bottom shelf, like basically the floor, the grocery store sells popcorn kernels. Initially I thought I would have to acquire a popcorn popper, but if you read the directions carefully you can see that this can also be made on the stove top.
3 TBS popcorn kernels
1 TBS butter
pinch fresh rosemary, dried works too just use less it is potent!
salt to taste
Spray a saucepan with cooking spray and set over medium high heat.
Pour the kernels into the pan in a single layer, they cannot overlap.
Place the lid onto the pan.
Once you hear a pop remove the lid so that it partially covers the pot. You need steam to escape but the heat to pop the kernels.
Once the popping has subsided pour the popcorn into a bowl.
In the same saucepan add the butter and the rosemary.
Once the butter has melted pour over your popcorn and sprinkle with salt if desired.