Lazy Budget Chef: October 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

How to Pop Popcorn Kernels on the Stove

After enjoying a bowl of popcorn during a home movie night there were quite a few unpopped kernels in the bottom of the bowl.

Normally I’d chuck them in the trash bin but there were about two tablespoons of unpopped popcorn kernels in the bottom of the bowl. (Tip: Once I started using a 1/4  measuring cup instead of eyeballing it when I pop popcorn, I now end up with one or two unpopped  kernels of corn.)


I looked at the unpopped popcorn kernels and remembered hearing a story about my grandmother repopping leftover popcorn kernals the next time they ate popcorn. Which in this house is alllllll the time.

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I figured I'd give repopping unpopped popcorn kernels a try. And you know what? It worked!

How to Pop Popcorn


Monday, October 7, 2019

The Best Pumpernickel Bread Machine Recipe!

When the weather starts to cool it is all the incentive I need to make my favorite comfort food dinner - 16 bean soup with homemade pumpernickel bread.

 It is also one of my favorite quick and easy dinner ideas to make when time is short because I use a dried 16 bean soup mix (you can find it here.  I suggest going with a mix that includes the seasoning) in the slow cooker and when paired with pumpernickel bread fresh from my bread machine it makes a filling meal just waiting for you when you get home from work, school, or busy fun activities. (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links in this post for your convenience.)


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Quick and Easy Dairy Free Pumpernickel Bread Recipe