nights on your Open Air Cinema movie system can be a favorite warm weather activity for the whole family or your next party at home.В If you can't agree on what movie, you can at least agree that you need some serious snacks.В Popcorn is a classic that pleases everyone, especially if you go beyond the standard fare to please all appetites in your family.В With a few simple recipes, this can be a fun, low cost idea to make your movie night special.
Each recipe idea starts with the standard manner of making popcorn on the stove with oil and kernels. В For every 1/3 cup of dry kernels measure three tablespoons of oil and three tablespoons of butter. В Best results come from heating the oil first and testing just three or four kernels; if they pop quickly then you are ready for the whole batch.В Be sure and shake the pot vigorously to avoid burning them.
Outdoor Movie Popcorn Treats for Kids
For the kids, try Cheezy Popcorn , add half cup of finely grated or powdered cheese to the pot as it pops.В Nutritional yeast is a healthier cheesy option that is full of B-vitamins.
For a more sweet kids treat that can be a great addition to an outdoor movie
party try Chocolate Madness .В Pop the popcorn and then spread it onto a baking sheet with melted chocolate and chopped peanuts.В Bake in the oven at 250 degrees for 15 minutes and let cool to room temperature before serving.
Outdoor Movie Popcorn for the Adults
For the adults, a simple sweet and savory flavor can be achieved with a mix of cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon, salt, sugar and chili powder on freshly popped popcorn.В Combine the spices prior and mix well before adding to your bowl and mixing again.
For an ever-so-slightly sweet popcorn that is still healthy switch olive oil for extra virgin coconut oil, which is available at large markets and health food stores. В Your result will be a subtle sweet and salty mix that will also have important health benefits such as raising your good cholesterol levels.
Enjoy your outdoor movie
under the stars!