Saturday, January 16, 2010


National Popcorn Day

Hip Hip hooray
I'm celebrating ---
It's national Popcorn Day!
I'm gonna pop some up
into little kernals
Of big white fluff.
I'm gonna
Sit right down
With a big ole bowl
Right on the ground.
I'm gonna
eat em up
Every last one!
I'm gonna
wash the bowl
When I'm done!

©Birdiekity Jan 2001


in notepad format:

(same as shared in previous post)





1. Kernels of corn pop when they are heated to the point that the moisture inside turns to steam. The pressure of the steam becomes heat enough for the kernel to pop.

2. Of the five known varieties of corn, only popcorn pops, It is grown the same way as other corn, but the ears are not picked until they are thoroughly dried.

3. Popcorn kernels keep indefinitely when stored in an airtight container in a cool place.

4. Popcorn is a whole grain which containes carbohydrates, protein, fat, calcium, iron, niacin, riboflavin, and traces of Vitamin A and Thiamin. The hull provides excellent roughage comparable to bran and whole wheat bread. It provides energy and helps the body metabolize fats.

5. Popped corn can be eaten as a breakfast food served with milk or cream. It can be ground into flour and used to enhance many foods from cookies to meatloaf. Popcorn is an excellent sugar free snack food.

6. One cup of unbuttered popcorn contains less calories than half a grapefruit.

Note: 1/2 cup of corn equals about 1 quart when popped.


The first people known to have used popcorn were Indians. The Incas and the Aztecs used popcorn for decorations as well as for food; young women made garlands for their heads, and bodies were decorated with it for burial. Columbus introduced popcorn in Europe upon his return from the West Indies.

Historians record that the pilgrims received popcorn from the Indians at their First Thanksgiving Feast, where it was often shared as a token of peace.

Pilgrim women were the first mothers to serve popcorn for breakfast with sugar and cream. Popcorn was the first "puffed" cereal, and there you have it...Snap, Crackle and Popcorn.

In the early 1800's popcorn became popular strung in garlands to decorate Christmas trees. The first popping machine was invented in 1885 and shortly thereafter popcorn could be ordered from the Sears Roebuck catalogue. It became so popular that it was soon packaged and sold in stores.

In recent years popcorn has become a popular treat for movie goers and video viewers. All members of the family enjoy it!!



Behold at the time of harvest the ears of corn did bring forth kernels which were dried and prepared for the popper's hand.

And the Popper did take the kernels, of which he was greatly pleased, and did apply the oil and the heat.

And it came to pass when the heat was on, some did explode with promise and did magnify themselves, yea, even as hundred fold.

And likewise, some others did pop, but not too much. But lo, there were some that did not pop at all, but did just lie in the warmth of the oil and kept their goodness inside themselves.

And so it came to pass that those which had given of themselves, did bring joy and delight to many munchers. But those which did not burst forth were thought of as hard and remained as unused kernels.

And thus we see that when the heat is on, some pop not, but many others come forth with enthusiasm and give their all to bring much happiness to others.


I had fun sharing all of these little
tidbits of goodies...Hope you enjoyed
reading and/or snagging too!



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Jan. 16, 2010. Thanks again.