The Ultimate Late Late Toy Show Night with Savoury Seasoned Popcorn
The Late Late Toy Show is a cherished tradition that brings families together in the spirit of joy and wonder. Make this magical evening even more special by turning it into a family (or friends) affair filled with laughter, love, and bowls filled with Savoury Seasoned Popcorn that will leave everyone reaching for more. Which for a completely Irish experience such as this annual event, it makes sense to include our handmade Irish pottery in the tradition.
Transform your living room into a haven of warmth and festivity. Pile up cushions and throw blankets, creating a cozy space for the whole family to snuggle in. Consider adding twinkling lights, holiday decorations, and perhaps a mini Christmas tree to enhance the festive atmosphere. The goal is to immerse your family in the magic of the season right from the comfort of your home.
Encourage the whole family to don their comfiest pajamas and maybe even throw in some Santa hats for an extra touch of holiday spirit. This casual and festive dress code will set the tone for a relaxed and enjoyable night in front of the television. Matching or coordinating pajama sets are optional, of course.
Now, let's talk snacks! You'll be hungry all over again by the time the Late Late Toy Show begins, so snacks are a must. In addition to a selection of jellies and sweets, you have to have something salty. We love whipping up a bowlful of savoury seasoned popcorn. This recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make, adding a savoury kick to your family night.
Savoury Seasoned Popcorn
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme*
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder*
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese*
Salt and pepper to taste
* Adjust seasonings to your preference. Like a spice bag popcorn, use your imagination.
1. Pop the popcorn kernels using your preferred method (air popper, stovetop, or microwave).
2. Put the freshly popped popcorn in one bowl. Don't use the all-purpose household bowl, treat yourself to a beautiful large serving bowl that is only used for food. You know what we mean.
3. While the popcorn was popping, in a small saucepan over low heat, mix together the melted butter, olive oil, dried thyme, and garlic powder. Warm it while stirring until the butter is melted.
4. Drizzle the seasoned mixture over the popped popcorn, tossing gently to ensure an even coating. Add the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper (to taste), giving it a final toss.
5. Either serve in the large bowl, or put portions in several small bowls so there's a bowl for everyone in the audience, we mean... your family. Make sure the drizzle has cooled slightly before serving (waiting a minute or two usually works)
This savoury seasoned popcorn is a delightful twist on the classic, offering a burst of flavour that perfectly complements the festive atmosphere of the Late Late Toy Show. Naturally, it's even better when served up in our handmade Irish pottery bowls. Here, we used Medium Red Heart Bowl and Small Red Heart Bowl, plus a Small Green Heart Bowl.
Complete your family night with a round of hot chocolate served in cosy mugs, accompanied by classic candy canes. The combination of the warm drink and the cool, minty sweetness is the perfect accompaniment to your savory seasoned popcorn.
As you settle in with your savoury seasoned popcorn, surrounded by the laughter and excitement of the Late Late Toy Show, you'll be embracing the joy of the season and making the most of time with your loved ones or friends. Cheers to a perfect Late Late Toy Show family night filled with warmth, wonder, and savoury delights!