Everyone knows that movie night just isn't the same without a bowl of freshly popped popcorn. If you want to enjoy this snack au naturel, invest $15 to $25 in a popcorn maker. All you have to do is add kernels to the machine to enjoy a delicious and healthy -- assuming you don't add too much butter -- treat.
If you actually want to see corn pop, buy an ear or two of popping corn online or from a specialty shop, and place it in a paper lunch sack tied with twine. Toss it in the microwave for about two minutes or until popping slows down. Yes, the kernels actually pop right off the cob!
If that sounds like too much effort, the store-bought, microwave-ready variety is delicious, particularly when topped with extra butter or even caramel. No matter how you pop it, though, this is one cheap treat!