First you place the cob in a brown, paper lunch bag. Fold the bag over on top and secure with a piece of tape.
Place in microwave and push the popcorn setting, or pop on high until popping slows down. Make sure you have a turn table in your microwave. It helps evenly distribute the heat.
The bag was so full of popcorn that I couldn't pull the cob out without tearing down the side of the bag.
Add butter and salt and enjoy!
It's fun to see the cob after the popping.
It reminds me of the parable of the popcorn. I don't know who wrote it but it's good for a lesson on service.
Parable of the Popcorn
Behold at the time of the harvest, the ears of corn did bring forth
kernels which we dried and prepared for the popper's hand.
And then it was that the popper did take the kernels, all of which
appeared alike unto him, and did apply the oil and the heat.
And it came to pass that when the heat was on, some did explode with
promise and did magnify themselves an hundred fold, and some did burst
forth with whiteness which did both gladden the eye and satisfy the taste
of the popper. And likewise, some others did pop, but not too much.
But lo, there were some that did just lie there and even though the
popper's heat was alike unto all, they did bask in the warmth of the oil
and kept everything they had for themselves. And so it came to pass that those which had given of themselves did bring
joy and delight to many munchers, but those which kept of the warmth and
did not burst forth were fit only to be cast out into the pail and thought
of with hardness and disgust.
And thus we see that in the beginning all appear alike, but when the heat
is on, some come forth and give their all, while others fail to pop and
become as chaff to be discarded and forgotten.
Speaking of harvest, did you notice the Harvest Moon last night?
The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. Last night the full moon arrived just 5 hours after the autumnal equinox. It will be years before it happens this close to autumn again.
Just dropped the hubs off at the airport so he can fly to Denver and pick up his old flame, Bessie!