Make Popcorn the Old-Fashioned Way

Long before the microwave was a household staple, people made popcorn over a direct heat source like the stove or a campfire   Why not have a taste of nostalgia and make popcorn the old-fashioned way.  Some grocery stores still carry Jiffy Pop

(remember that?)

or you can make your own version by placing  a 1/4 cup of popcorn and, if desired,  2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a 4 quart pan and with a lid. Next, place the pan over the stove top and slowly shake.  As soon as the popcorn starts popping, start shaking the pan more vigorously.  Take the popcorn off the heat once all the kernels are popped or the time between pops slows to 2 seconds or more.   Add seasoning  like salt, butter, or even sugar to taste and enjoy! 

You may need to supervise the person with  memory loss around a heart source for safety, especially those in the later stages of the disease.  For those who are unsafe to use the stove, have them have them add the toppings or share stories of how they made/ate popcorn in the past.  Even those in the severe stages of the disease might still enjoy eating a few pieces or at least enjoying the smell!

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