Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday is for Popcorn

My family has a "Sunday Night Popcorn" tradition. For as long as I can remember, my mom made popcorn on the stove on Sunday nights. We rarely had dinner on Sundays -- we always had popcorn instead!

(Babcia and Ella having Sunday Night Popcorn over Christmas)

Lately, I've been craving popcorn on Sundays and the smell takes me back to Sunday nights growing up. I currently make my popcorn in an air popper only because I have yet to find a decent popcorn pan for the stove top. My sister has the coveted popcorn pan of old (it has been replaced by a newer, shinier model at the grandparents home).

Both of the girls love popcorn. Ella apparently inherited her grandmother's love of the white fluffy treat and asks for it constantly. The first time I made popcorn for Sarah she excitedly ran to the kitchen saying "I know how to make popcorn! You put it in the microwave!" I don't think she truly understood or appreciated the difference between microwave and stove top popcorn, but I enjoyed her expression as the popcorn lifted the top off the pan!

And so the tradition lives on in the next generation. Don't expect to be invited over to my house for Sunday dinner, but come by anytime for some buttery, salty fresh popcorn!

2 Thoughts From Others:

Karin said...

We had popcorn for LUNCH yesterday! Matt is now addicted to the Sunday night tradition as well. When we visit Mom & Dad, he'll start reminding Mom around 4:00 pm that Sunday night is popcorn night :)

The Campbell Family said...

Sunday night was popcorn night at the Randolph house too. Not here because we have not adopted the large family meal after church yet. Maybe someday...

I'm impressed that you can handle the smell of popcorn. We made some for Noah over Christmas and I thought I was going to have to move out. The bag is now triple sealed in the back of the cupboard and I can't even think about it without gagging...

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