By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
I love good popcorn, but not necessarily the microwave variety.
In my household, I usually am the one designated to make popcorn. I use a deep pot with a lid on the stove top. I place oil and butter in the pot and let the butter melt into the oil. Then I place the popcorn kernels into the mixture.
At first, not much happens. The kernels float in the oil and butter as it gets hotter and hotter. Then, one by one, the kernels begin to pop.
Slowly but surely the once dormant kernels turn into fluffy popcorn. As all the kernels are popped, they gradually rise to the top of the pot. Before you know it, the popcorn has lifted the lid off the pot (you better have bowl in hand).
A single kernel could never lift that heavy lid but numerous kernels working together can accomplish that feat. [Read more…]