Wednesday, March 19, 2008

WFMW ala DaHubby

I told DaHubby that I would give him ALL the credit for this one!

We eat a lot of popcorn around here. Once in a great while, it's the microwave type that I get during a great sale. But, more often it is air-popped from the machine my mom got me before I left for my freshman year of college in 1986!

Hello, my name is Beth and I have a 22 year old popcorn machine! LOL

Anyway, my pet peeve for over two decades was how messy my various kitchen counters became as I tried to put melted butter on my finished popcorn. The last few years, I've had my favorite popcorn bowl which received its status by being deformed *just right* so I could "spin" it on the counter while I poured the butter over the top evenly. But, the problem continued when I would set the cup down in which I had melted the butter. "Butter rings" all over my counters.

The other night - I walked into the kitchen while DaHubby was making our evening popcorn. He had a spoon of some sort that he was using to put the butter on.

"What is that?"

"Your melon baller!"

Our melon baller has the little hole in the bottom of the "cup". DaHubby had melted the butter as usual in a coffee mug in the microwave and was scooping the butter out and it was "leaking" out of the hole evenly all over the popcorn!

*smacks forehead* Now, why didn't I think of that?

LOL We're not solving the problem of world peace around here but we've saved some "momma sanity" with less mess and great spread-ability! LOL

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Michelle Tweedy said...

Okay! That is a cool idea. I'm a BIG fan of the air popper. Use it all the time. I had one that I got for my wedding in 1986 that died just at my anniversary last August. So mine lasted 21 years. I finally had to go buy a new one. And I hate the better rings too. I'll be trying your fabulous system tonight!

Anonymous said...

Clever, clever, clever.

I use an air-popper, too. It has a plastic thing on top to put the butter in so that it can melt naturally from the hot air blowing up against it, but it never melts all the way.

I'm going with the melon baller.

FrazzMom said...

Great tip, but I am even more impressed that your husband could readily identify a melon baller!

Melissa Markham said...

cool tip... my air popper is calling my name...calling my name..right now! And so is my melon baller!