On Facebook a few people commented on my fix of my broken glasses:
I did that in another way last week, too.
We do not have a microwave. This was a mutual decision hubby... (Rabbit trail: Why do I keep calling him that? I dunno. That's what I started calling him when I first started this blog, and I have just kept it up. I call Ellen Ellen... Hmmm... His name is Gary. Maybe I will just call him that.)
Anyway. Gary and I decided to forgo having a microwave for a couple of different reasons. Gary doesn't believe they are healthful. I have never had luck with a microwave; they will last maybe a month for me and then go KAPUT! Then I have to figure out how to get rid of them.
Then there is the fact that I have very limited counter space here in the house.
However. On occasion I get a serious craving for microwave popcorn. You know what I mean? Well, maybe you don't. But if you do you know that even though you may have one of those poppers that spits out healthful happy kernels of puffed up corn, that's just not the taste you crave.
It is very difficult to have microwave popcorn without a microwave.
Hence another Country Can-do:
Open microwave popcorn bag and scrape contents into your skillet. Cast iron is probably best since it heats more evenly.
Make sure you have a roomy lid that will fit over your skillet. Make sure it fits securely. Ha.
Turn heat to medium, shake pretty much constantly. After a short time the kernels will begin to pop. Keep shaking until popping slows down.
Do not remove lid until after you have removed skillet from the heat. Wait, but shake.
Enjoy. This makes for some yummy toasted old maids, too.