Happy rainy Friday! If you live anywhere along the east coast, you've likely been drowning in windy, nasty weather all week. ☔️???? Here in New Jersey, the weather reports all indicate that the rain won't be letting up anytime soon. I have to say, though, it's actually nice to have a rainy weekend on the horizon. There's less pressure to go out and do something because everyone just wants to hunker down and do nothing. I love activities, but man, I really love doing absolutely nothing, and it seems like such a rarity these days.
For a lot of folks, "doing nothing" on the first weekend in October pretty much equates to watching a lot of football. And while I can't say that's quite how I'll be spending my weekend, I do have a recipe that's the perfect snack for both football-watching and nothing-doing alike. Buttery. Buffalo. Popcorn. YES.
It's spicy, tangy, and just a little bit sweet; a flavor profile I picked up from an iconic local dive bar that's known for their sweet take on buffalo wings. If you're from South Jersey, you definitely know I'm talking about the Pic-a-Lilly, and if you don't, you need to go find out STAT. That little hint of sweetness calms down the spice and gives that addictive sweet-and-salty quality that you just can't get enough of.
In addition to the spicy, tangy and sweet notes, this popcorn is also super buttery. Not only is butter a key ingredient in buffalo sauce, but butter and popcorn are well known best friends.
This recipe makes enough for two people, but I can easily polish off a batch on my own. It can be scaled up to serve more, but I highly recommend doubling - or even tripling - the recipe, even if it's only for two (or, um, one if you're me). You won't be able to stop eating it, and by eating, I mean shoveling it into your mouth like a lunatic (guilty).