This is the second year I've grown pumpkins in my yard for the Halloween season. But this year is also a year of firsts!
Well, one first.
This year I am also growing popcorn!
Popcorn is my absolute favorite food. And since Orville Redenbacher popcorn is grown in Indiana, I decided to buy some air pop popcorn from the store and try my luck!
Here's the first ear:
I picked it a couple weeks back because the stalk was broken and dying. I think I hit it with the lawn mower. Oops.
It looked like something had gotten to it or it hadn't had a chance to grow all of the corn kernels. But rather than throwing it away I decided to pick it and see how it dried and popped!
Today I saw that another ear looked most of the way dried out.
I picked that too! That one should pop up nicely!
Anyway, back to lil' ear.
I put it in the only paper bag I had and popped it (ha!) in the microwave.
Right after it started cooking I could smell a cooked corn smell that I don't usually get when microwaving popcorn.
Then it started smelling burnt.
It was still popping so I let it keep going until the programmed Popcorn time ran out.
Near the end white smoke started coming out of the bag.
I opened the bag to find...
Most of it popped!
The cob burned up, but the popcorn looked like popcorn!
I tried a couple pieces and, yep, that's popcorn!
I'm so proud of myself!
So proud I recreated my byline banner picture!
I found a new pumpkin today!
Here's another picture of me where I'm not making a goofy face.