OK, this has to be a quick post because I’m in the middle of a three-day meditative fast during which I am attacking my screenplay revisions without any comforting distractions. It’s a meditative/writing/prayer thingy-do that I may end up blogging about here if I have enough time or emotional bandwidth available after diving into the dark places of my script I’ve been too scared to examine truthfully, and without distraction.
So here it goes…
A long time ago I wrote a post about truffle popcorn that involved measuring oil and popping your own popcorn on the stove. (You can find it here.) This pilgrim-era method is fine I guess, but I would often find myself annoyed with unevenly popped kernels, burnt pots, and the other irritations that come along with doing everything the hard way.
I recently came up with a solution to the problem… and it happened by accident.
I was running late to my friend’s low-key Oscar gathering and didn’t have anything to bring. I had some Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Popcorn sitting around, which I adored for its evenly popped, perfect fluffiness… but not so much for its taste.
Then it hit me!
Melt butter, dump it all over the dry-ish popcorn, sprinkle it with black truffle salt, and Ta Da! Now you have perfectly-popped popcorn covered in the greatest things on earth: black truffle bits and butter!
Everyone loved it.
So there you have it: a simple party planning life hack. And my new favorite thing.
Now I’m off to do the thing that scares me….
Somebody say a prayer for me.