We've never been that consistent about snacks after school. Sometimes the kids are hungry when they get home; sometimes, playing is more important. And sometimes, dinner is only about an hour away. So, I'm not one of those people with an organized snack routine. We have stuff in the house that they can snack on, but that's about it.
Today, though, we made something a little more exciting: personal bags of microwave air-popped popcorn! A brown paper lunch bag, 3-4 tablespoons of popcorn. That's it. Snack. One for each of us. With the built-in entertainment of watching the bag expand and listening to the corn pop.
brown paper lunch bag
3-4 tablespoons popcorn
salt, seasonings, cooking spray optional
Spoon popcorn into bag and seal by folding tightly and even crimping sides (do NOT tape or staple!) Place in microwave and use popcorn setting, or approximately 2 1/2 minutes. The popcorn is done when there are a few seconds between pops. Remove from microwave, pour into bowl, spritz with cooking spray if desired (so seasonings stick), and season.