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Happy Popcorn Lovers Day

Updated on August 18, 2014

Popcorn Day!

The best old-fashioned fun snack of all is popcorn! You can eat plain or spice it up. You can pop it the old-fashioned way or pop it microwavable style. You can eat it at home or at the theaters watching the latest movie; even with friends as a celebration.

Speaking of celebrations, its National Popcorn Day January 19th. What a perfect day to make your favorite popcorn recipe and invite friends over to play games or watch movies to celebrate the famous popcorn snack. Maybe even string it up and decorate with it to go with your Popcorn day celebration.

In this lens you'll find three delicious popcorn recipes along with poppers, popcorn, bowls and seasoning. There are fond memories of popcorn night in my family growing up to read and hear about. I even asked others on Facebook what they would do for National Popcorn day to celebrate. Just to make it even more fun don't forget to listen to the Popcorn Song in the end. It will make you poppin happy!

Photo by South Bay Rants N Waves

Popcorn Day

January 19, 2013

Hee Haw Popcorn Night

It was a family tradition on Saturday nights to make popcorn and watch Hee Haw with my parents when I was growing up. We'd pop up popcorn and butter it up yummy; even eat ice cream for something sweet to go with.

Hee Haw was always fun to watch. All the joking around was so silly. I can hear my Dad laugh now as I think of those time. The religious and country music was nice to listen to. My mom loved all the music. They are such fond memories that will always be in my heart.

Photo by NWI Times

Hee Haw Salute On Popcorn Day!

The Hee Haw Collection - A Salute to Hee Haw
The Hee Haw Collection - A Salute to Hee Haw

This is a 5-disc collection packed with all your old time favorites from Hee Haw! Special memories of Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl and Buck Owens who have passed on.

 

Hee Haw - Gloom... Despair - A perfect Hee Haw song to help celebrate popcorn day!

Popcorn's a poppin away.....so is the Gloom... Despair. One of my favorite's.

Poppin Facebook Question

Popcorn Day Facebook Question

I thought it would be neat to ask others on my Facebook page to see how they would celebrate Popcorn Day on January 19th.

Here are the responses:

1. Make Popcorn

2. Have a birthday party

3. Make spiced popcorn

4. Pop a few pumpkin seeds in with the popcorn for health and flavor.

Spiced Popcorn

Take olive oil and put garlic in it and warm it up so the oil becomes enhanced. In a different bowl I mix oregano, basil, onion powder, yellow nutritional flakes, dash of black pepper and hot pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, and salt. Pop the corn in a hot air popper. Place in a big plastic bag and dump in seasonings; drizzle in olive oil. Shake it all around. Enjoy! (By Daisy, FB Friend)

Photo by Never Mind the Bus Pass

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Microwavable Kettle Popcorn

Kettle Popcorn is my favorite of all the microwavable flavors.

Popcorn Recipes

Recipe by Go Presto

Photo by Ingredients Inc

Serving Size

Serves: 9 Cups

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts warm popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup candy coated chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts or cashews

Instructions

  1. Use a paper bag to put the popcorn in.
  2. In a bowl combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.
  3. Sprinkle over the warm popcorn; tossing well.
  4. Then add candy and nuts; toss again.
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Surprisingly Good Popcorn Seasoning

Ingredients

  • Popcorn
  • 4 tbsp celery salt
  • 4 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 6 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp ground savory
  • 2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground sage

Instructions

  1. Make Popcorn.
  2. Mix all spice ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Put in a glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid.
  4. Shake well before sprinkling on top of freshly popped popcorn.
  5. Store rest of mixture to use later.

Popability is popcorn lingo!

Caramel Popcorn

Recipe by All Recipes

Serving Size

Serves: Makes 4 Quarts

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup Karo Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray and place popcorn on pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees while preparing caramel.
  3. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a saucepan.
  4. Stir constantly; bring to a boil over medium heat.
  5. Boil 5 more minutes without stirring.
  6. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well.
  7. Pour syrup over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove popcorn from oven.
  9. Spray foil with cooking spray; lay out caramel popcorn.
  10. Cool; break apart.
  11. Store in tightly covered container.

Poppers and Popcorn With Seasoning

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Movie Popcorn At Home - Just like at the movies!

Popcorn Song

Popcorn Lovers Day Comments

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    • sharonbellis profile image

      Sharon Bellissimo 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Yum! A great snack and healthy too.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @anonymous: I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Every day should be popcorn day!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Northerntrials: Thanks for by and sharing! Popcorn is good any day!

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      Northerntrials 

      5 years ago

      I love popcorn too but now I get picky in my old age.. I need healthy popcorn so I don`t have the sugary caramel corn or even butter anymore. Lately its stove top hand cranked corn cooked in coconut oil and a bit of salt to finish. I`m not sorry I missed popcorn day because I just finished a bowl. I don`t need a special day to have it but love the idea... Happy belated popcorn day. Enjoy.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @mbgphoto: Hope you had a great Valentines. Thank for coming by.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @chidchan: Thank You!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      From one popcorn lover to another...have a great Valentines day! blessings to you.

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      chidchan 

      5 years ago

      Great info! Thanks for sharing.

      I voted for you.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @clouda9 lm: Its a great evening snack! Thanks for the blessing. :)

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      clouda9 lm 

      5 years ago

      Popcorn usually calls my name at midnight-ish...thanks for these tasty ideas. Wishing you lots of luck in the January Food Club Contest :)

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @dawnsnewbeginning: Thank You!

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      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      I love seasoned popcorn.

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      dawnsnewbeginning 

      5 years ago

      Nice recipes!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @WriterJanis2: Me too. Just not too spicy. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @graphite75: We eat it a lot at our house too! :)

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      Tom 

      5 years ago

      I absolutely love popcorn. My son and I have it every weekend.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @SheGetsCreative: Thank You! Hee Haw and popcorn with my parents is such a fond memory from my childhood.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @RinchenChodron: Thanks! A little salt is good for me on popcorn as well.

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      Angela F 

      5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Love the Hee Haw tie-in! *blessed

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @lorenrodgers5: Different. Thanks for sharing that tip.

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      RinchenChodron 

      5 years ago

      Very cleaver - I LOVE popcorn with salt.

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      lorenrodgers5 

      5 years ago

      Try corn kernels in bacon grease..pop in oven..best popcorn ever!

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      Jo-Jackson 

      5 years ago

      I'm a caramel popcorn fan.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @MiaMusement: I didn't know there was Amish popcorn either until I made this lens. I want to get some and try it. Thanks!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Zodiacimmortal: Kettle corn is my favorite as well. I haven't puffed corn in awhile. I was just talking about getting some the other day in fact. Thanks for coming my lens.

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      Kim 

      5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      LOVE Kettle corn (the sweet & salty) and Garlic

      for those that like popcorn but hate that pieces get stuck in their teeth, try finding PuFFED corn. You should find it in the cereal aisle

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      MiaMusement 

      5 years ago

      I love popcorn, and didn't know there was Amish popcorn available. Great January Food lens!

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