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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Filling the Tins: Nacho Cheese Popcorn

I thought I'd show you what my plans are for the tins that I spruced up about 10 days ago. I have already mentioned that the smallest tin will be filled with spiced nuts. For the largest tin, my daughter is going to make her fabulous flavored popcorn. This daughter is particular about popcorn. She likes the flavored ones, like what you sometimes receive in a large tin as a gift. She made some two-cheese popcorn a few weeks ago that I sampled and thoroughly agreed that it was delicious.

She uses a couple of products -- a butter-flavored oil to pop the kernels in, popcorn salt, and cheese popcorn flavoring. She says that the popcorn flavorings are least expensive at WinCo and Walmart (much more expensive at Fred Meyer and other grocery stores). While plain popcorn is much cheaper, these flavorings take the popcorn up a notch, making it a great gift, if bagged up or for filling a tin, or for a party treat that is comparable to something like Chex mix or chips but much cheaper. Anyway, cheese popcorn will fill the bottom and largest tin of the tower.

My daughter follows a procedure that a friend who works in a movie theater suggested. She pops the kernels in the butter-flavored oil mixed with some of the popcorn salt (we buy Flavocal popcorn salt at Cash and Carry). After the popcorn is popped, she tosses it with some of the white cheddar seasoning and nacho cheese seasoning. I mention her procedure as it never had occurred to me to pop the kernels in oil with the salt. Previously, we always sprinkled the salt over the popped kernels.

So, that's the largest tin's filling.


  1. The cheese popcorn sounds delicious. I'm going to look for the flavorings next time I'm in Walmart.

    1. The cheese popcorn is very good. My daughter makes this for herself, but I sampled some, one day, and thought it was delicious.

  2. That sounds so yummy! I will definitely try it. Does your daughter pop the popcorn on the stove top?


    1. Hi Angie,
      yes, we pop the kernels in a pan on the stove. We use a heavy saucepan, one with a thick bottom and sides. I can't make decent popcorn in thin stainless pans (it scorches). However, with the thick ones from my mother's kitchen, we make great popcorn.

  3. Mmm, sounds yummy .... except I have a crown on my tooth going bad so I guess I'll have to avoid popcorn for awhile. Bummer.

    1. Oh, ouch, Kris. I hope the crown isn't causing too much pain.


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