I was at the grocery store today, and I had put popcorn on my list. I wanted to have a great snack for our Friday night family movie (Borrow a movie from your local library for even more savings). The cheapest popcorn I could find was $1.09 for 3 small bags of popcorn. Luckily, I noticed bags of popcorn kernels on the bottom shelf. One bag of popcorn kernels was the same price as the box of three separate microwaveable bags!
With a lidded stockpot, 3 Tablespoons of vegetable oil, and only 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels I was able to pop a large bowl of popcorn. Not only is this a great way to save money, but you're cutting down on the amount of trash by cutting out the paper bags in microwaveable popcorn. Don't forget, your kids will have a blast watching the small, yellow kernels pop all over the place!
Another Family Tip: If you have family members with different tastes, you can give them options of different toppings for their individual bowls of popcorn. My husband loves butter, but I prefer sea salt and black pepper!