The following may scare you, but that's a risk I'm willing to take.
So my brother in law, who is also a math teacher, has told me about this concept of youdles. It's a mathematical measurement for enjoyment. I've tried to Google this term, and can't find it, but I trust Matt-a-tat, so I'm going with it.
The idea is to get the most youdles out of an experience. Because of this, Matt has a specific way in which he eats Oreos, and he also knows when to stop eating them, because if you over-indulge in a pleasure, then you're not getting the most youdles and therefore, diminishing the quality and amount of enjoyment you could have. Basically, the point is to maximize your youdles.
Well, Matt and I have spent much time talking about how to maximize our youdles...yes, we're scaring you. But this is why my brother-in-laws are awesome.
So, back to popcorn...where all full circles end with me.
I eat popcorn about 5 nights a week...so I've had time to think about this. I have this thing where in order to maximize my youdles while eating popcorn, my bowl needs to be the right weight. If my bowl is too heavy and bulky, then it minimizes the taste of popcorn and makes me feel like I'm eating air. And when I sit, it's awkward to hold a really heavy bowl. However, if I get a bowl that's too light...like a plastic bowl, that makes me feel like I'm just holing a balloon and nothing feels quite sturdy.
So, I have discovered the perfect bowl for my popcorn consumption is this strainer I have. It's just the right size and weight...sometimes, I think in another life, I'd be Goldilocks.
Okay...I'm done with that weird bowl topic. Just felt like it needed to be shared. :)
1. I think Stircrazy or popcorn made in a popcorn pan on a stove is the best. However, that's often not an option, so I also like Popsecret's Homestyle popcorn...tastes pretty close!
2. I also really like the combination of kettle corn and chilli cheese fritos...the curly ones that look like pasta. Yep, if you mix those together, it's amazefest-USA. Trust me.
3. I also like:
- popcorn with a little garlic salt
- popcorn with pepper
- popcorn with cumin
4. I never drink a glass of milk...however, when it comes to popcorn, it's such a good combination. Not sure why.
I actually have a popcorn recipe book. I can't say that I'm a popcorn connoisseur as I'm not biased...I actually love stale or burnt popcorn just as much as fresh. I like any kind of popcorn. I'm just saying...popcorn is so good.
So, the conclusion to this ridiculous post is this:
I love popcorn.
I'm a little OCD when it comes to my popcorn bowl.
And I recently went and watched Noah...worst movie ever, but I have pleasant memories of the experience because of my popcorn.