Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Popcorn FAIL!

Let me set the scene for you: Chilly night, cuddling up under some warm blankets, watching Dancing with the Stars.What could make the evening better? Oh, some yummy, warm popcorn. Right? Right! Wrong...
It all started out so simple. Grab the bag of popcorn, pop it into the microwave, press the "popcorn" button and wait for the beep. Oh... we heard the beep alright. 
Have you ever bought the mini bags of popcorn? Well I have. In fact I prefer them to regular size bags of popcorn because it's more of an individual size serving. That way if you fix a mini bag you don't have the left over popcorn to shove your face with that really doesn't need to be ate. 

So last night while watching Dancing with the Stars (Go Pam!), I decided that I wanted some popcorn. No big deal, those mini bags take no time. I ran into the kitchen on commercial, took it out of the plastic bag, threw it into the microwave and pressed the popcorn button. I heard DWTS come back on so I went back into the living room because hello, I couldn't miss the results!?! I knew the popcorn would stop on it's own hello that's what the popcorn button is for so I knew I wouldn't have to worry about it burning. 

The results started getting intense. You know how they do it. The red lights, the split screen, will it be Nicey or will it be Jake!!?!? Then I start to smell something rank. Oh no

The popcorn that was in the microwave is now reeking of black burntness. I can see the black seeping from the bag as I run towards it. In my rush to fix yummy popcorn,I had forgotten that mini bags take less time than the bigger bags. Hence by pushing the popcorn button, I sent that popcorn into it's death. Ooops! 

So let that be a lesson watch your mini bags like a hawk! 

24 comments:

Becky said...

That stinks! (Literally) And the smell is so hard to get that burnt popcorn smell out! I learned my lesson and don't leave the popcorn bag popping without standing next to it!

JMJE said...

Ahh burnt popcorn is the worst. Apparently my co-workers must be using mini bags b/c it happens about 3 times a week here.

AmberDenae said...

Oh dear! Haha, you're so funny!

Just Ask Beth said...

Holy Shit Batman!! My 7 year old did that the other day, I came home nd thought she set the house on fire,,and to think we had a babysitter here, did she not smell anything?? LOL!

Young Mom/Wife said...

Oh no! I hate how you can't get rid of that awful burnt popcorn smell either...ugh.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

o yes dear! you must keep a much closer eye on the mini bags! Popcorn is one of my favorite things on the planet... but it's AWFUL when burnt... smells to high hell! {go chad!}

Amanda said...

Burnt popcorn is the worst. It happens at work all the time because nobody knows how to use the microwave. But those little bags are the problem..always screw you over!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Ugh I HATE that smell! Our microwave is old so I don't used the popcorn button anymore... it always ends up burning.

Nicole said...

Oooohhhh Noooo! I saw this coming! Lol But the bright side is Pam stays another week! :) I am sooo glad Jake went home! But so sad Niecy was in the bottom 2 :(

Happy Wednesday!

ModernMom said...

OH and that is such a distinctive smell! Yuck! Hope it wasn't so cold that you couldn't crack a window!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Two things:

1. I had no idea about mini bags! So now I can eat my mini bag of popcorn with my mini can of soda? Fun.

2. Burnt popcorn is such a foul scent and it lingers FOREVAH!

3. (Ok 3 things, I lied) I was surprised (not disappointed) to see Jake go. I thought it would be Niecy. I think I like Erin the best. Maks is always nice to look at.

samnhal said...

The burnt popcorn smell is the worst! Ug, and it sticks around forever.

Aimee said...

O no. Burnt popcorn is soo very gross

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Ohhh that smell is awful!!

Kristie said...

You think DWTS is as good as previous seasons? It has taken me a little bit to get into this season!

Blessings,
Kristie

Brittany Ann said...

Been there, sister. Been there!

Ambs said...

OH NO! I always seem to burn the popcorn too! And by the time that's happened, you're totally over it and don't want to try again

Karren said...

Oh no! Burnt popcorn smell is horrible!

JAMIE said...

OMG - popcorn makes everything better!!! Just don't burn it. :(

Amber said...

There is NOTHING worse that burnt popcorn smell! You can't get ride of it either. I always hate it when I walk into Target...and it smells like burnt popcorn! BLECK!

Jessie said...

SAD DAY!!!!!!!!

Katie said...

in high school my friend and I made a bag of full sized popcorn and we cooked it WAY too long, so long in fact that it ruined the microwave and we had to crawl low in the smoke because we couldn't breathe!! haha

Juliana said...

I don't do mini bags..the timing is all off. I do the full bags and eat 1-2 bags...it's a bit much haha

♥ Annie ♥ said...

I have done that sooo many times with the mini bags...I always forget, but you're so right...their the perfect serving size :)