I always burn the bags of microwave popcorn.
I enjoy popcorn but the microwave ones only taste good if they are full fat and covered in all kinds of stuff (’cause that ain’t real butter in there!). I don’t own an air popper, I don’t own one of those handy stove top cookers (nor do I have the time to man one while the popcorn pops) so what is a girl like me to do?
Grab a paper bag and follow me.
Take a brown paper lunch bag (the color doesn’t matter but the size does) and add 1/2 cup (or just a little less) popcorn kernels. Roll the top of the paper bag down two or three times and place upright in the microwave. Cook for three minutes (as with any microwave popcorn listen and when you hear the popping slow to 3 or more seconds in between pops stop cooking).
…and now comes the fun stuff!
Melt 1-2 TBSP of butter in the microwave (in a separate dish). Drizzle over popcorn. Sprinkle on some parmesan cheese, a few shakes of garlic powder, about 1/2 tsp of dill, and top it off with salt. If you’re feeling spicy you can also add a dash of red pepper for a little kick.
Toss/mix the popcorn and enjoy!