Popcorn Please

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Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference in a day. For the Blezards almost nothing spells comfort like a big bowl of popcorn made the old-fashioned way: on the stove in a big pot with just a splash of oil, some sea salt, a little curry and red pepper powder, and a good upper arm workout. This simple treat is a Sunday night staple in our house and go-to weeknight comfort food after long meetings.

The simple pleasure of a big bowl of popcorn is much more than food to fill the belly. The taste, smell, and texture are infused with memories of childhood family television nights, memorable movies watched on the big screen, teen sleepovers, and making sticky-sweet popcorn balls for the holidays.

During this Lenten season, I am giving thanks for the simple things in life. Popcorn on a cold winter night is one of those simple pleasures that might easily taken for granted but is oh so worth savoring.

What are the simple things in which you take delight?

2 responses to “Popcorn Please

  1. Curry and rice. Staying home this morning. Friends who come to the rescue.

  2. Hot herbal tea on a cold winter night comforts me down to my toes! Of course, copious amounts of green & black teas are consumed throughout winter days, but there’s something special about all the wonderful rooibos blends & minty, fruity herbal blends that lift droopy spirits, too!

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