Night at the Oscars

Well maybe not AT the Oscars, exactly. More like watching them in my PJs.

Organic Rainbow Popcorn

Marc and I love movies. We usually watch at least part of the Oscar Ceremony every year, but it’s most fun as a little party. We’ve done contests with friends to see who can accurately guess the outcome of the most categories, wich is a blast too. This year is more mellow. Marc’s step dad is a cinephile as well, so we decided to have a little Oscar party this year. Just the three of us. And some homemade popcorn. With lots of melted butter and nutritional yeast. It’s my favorite way to make popcorn. Nutritional yeast has a very tasty nutty quality as well as being high in B vitamins. I like to sprinkle it on rice and soups sometimes, too. Anyway, I’m sure it will be a fun night full of pomp, circumstance and bad hair.

I realized (thank you Wandering Chopsticks) that I needed to post a picture of the popped corn. At first glance it looks like the familar white puffs, but there is a subtle variation of blue and yellow in there as well. I didn’t know if it was worth posting…but now you know what it looks like.

multicolor popcorn popped

13 thoughts on “Night at the Oscars”

  1. Jen – So true, it’s fresh popcorn is not the same without the yeast. Thanks! Glad you like the new look.

    Patricia – Yeah, the time difference would be tough. The whole thing is fun, but the end is the best part with Best Director and Best Film. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks! 🙂 That’s really, really subtle. It’s not nearly as colorful as I hoped it’d be. 🙁 I’m such a whiner I know! I was thinking they’d be like blue corn chips with lots of color. I bet they tasted yummy though.

  3. WC – Sorry to disappoint you 🙁 It would be cool if they were wildly colored on the inside…but at least they tasted yummy and are beautiful to look at unpopped.

  4. I’ve not heard of nutritional yeast (thanks for the Wiki link). Sounds interesting! Did you also salt the popcorn?

    I’m not a movie fan but watching the Oscars it made me realize I was missing a lot of great performances!

  5. Manggy – I figured a lot of people wouldn’t know what nutritional yeast was. It was big hippy food my parents fed me growing up. I used salted butter, and then salted it a little extra too. Tasty!

    We haven’t seen many movies this year, so we realized how many performance we needed to catch up on too. I loved “Juno” and was happy to see that it won best screenplay.
    Thanks for stopping by dude.

  6. hi bri,

    watching the oscars was fun but i didn’t have any popcorn this time! i think that is a PERFECT snack that isn’t too rich (i mean, you WOULD be eating it for nearly 4 hours rights? :)) and i love how you are enhancing the nutritional properties with the yeast. i don’t think i have tasted that before but if it is nutty like soy products are i am certain it is delicious!

    thanks for the post!

  7. I literally bounced a little when I read this. I have ALWAYS loved nutritional yeast on my popcorn! Its the way I have made it ever since I was a little girl.
    I love that other people like somewhat strange things also.
    I am again impressed with this site of yours.

  8. Gigi – Great to see you! It was the perfect snack, but it was also just the prelude to big fat steamed artichokes. You may want to just pick up a little flake nutritional yeast from the bulk section of a local health food store and experiment with it. On popcorn is wonderful, but it’s also great with melted butter over broccoli and whole grain rice.

    Amy – Thanks. It really struck me as beautiful too. Thanks for the tag. I read yours and am long over due to do another one, so I may just do it soon.

    Silvana – Me too! It is a strange thing, but obviously not too strange it’s super tasty. 🙂 Thanks for your compliments and comment.

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