Popcorn has been a thing in my family for decades! I know, that sounds so weird because it’s just popcorn. But, for some reason making homemade popcorn for your kids has been something thats been passed down to every generation in our family!
A couple of weeks ago my mom and I were sitting around with my girls and eating a bowl of popcorn my mom had just made. We were having a pretend campfire so, of course we were telling campfire stories. Leiiani and I told silly fantasy stories about princesses but when it was my moms turn she told a story about a little girl.
Her story went something like this: “Every night this little girls mother would make dinner, clean the kitchen, and put up a sign that the kitchen was closed. And then every night her dad would go into the kitchen behind her mom and make homemade popcorn and milkshakes for the kids. When that little girl got older she was the one who made popcorn for her kids. And then when her daughter had children she learned how to make it and made it for her kids.”
It didn’t take long before Leiiani and I knew she was talking about our family. I mean hello we were eating popcorn as she was telling the story about popcorn. Haha. I have so many memories of my mom making popcorn for us during my childhood. In fact anytime my mom visits I have her make popcorn because she still makes it the best. Haha.
Making popcorn for my girls is something that I love doing. Movies, hang outs, or just for a snack, popcorn is something I make pretty often around my casa. I love that I am passing this tradition down to my girls and that they’ll have these childhood memories associated with popcorn too!
Isn’t it funny how food can bring people together and be attached to such great memories. The recipe below is not the exact same as my moms. It’s an updated and healthier version. My mom uses lots of butter on her popcorn which is probably why her’s tastes so much better! Sigh! The struggle to be healthy. Hope you and your family enjoy!!
Is there a recipe that has been passed down throughout the generations in your family?