Did you know you can make your own microwave popcorn bag at home, instead of buying those pre-packaged Orville Redenbacher ones that are $5 for 3 popcorn bags? Making your own homemade microwave popcorn can save you some money, especially if you're a big popcorn junkie, and it also allows you to control how much butter, salt, etc is on your snack! It's really simple- let me show you how!
Open the bag
Pour in popcorn kernels- between 1/4-1/3 of a cup of kernels
Now you're going to fold the bag, so the popcorn doesn't come popping out while in the micro. This particular folding technique is courtesy of my favorite chinese restaurant in Toledo!
Fold Left side towards the right, in a triangle shape
Take the top Right side of the bag and fold it straight down,
Take the remaining flap that exists, and tuck it into the little pocket you've created. Then stick it into the microwave, laying flat like a microwave popcorn bag.
2 minutes and 17 seconds later- Voila! Awesome, healthy, cheap homemade popcorn. Top with whatever you'd like- butter, salt, herbs... it's up to you!