What Fuels My Muse

Writing is hard work.

No, really, it is. Long hours spent at the keyboard, pacing the floor, head-desking (I decided that should be an actual verb, don’t you agree?), rearranging post-it notes on the wall…

Seriously hard work, I tell you. The kind that requires fuel of some sort. Some writers swear by chocolate for this purpose, but  my waistline would disagree with that idea — especially lately. O.O

So what’s a writer to do? In my case, I’ve turned to popcorn. At 93 calories in 3 cups (air popped), it’s the perfect munch-while-I-plot snack, and I can even afford a couple of add-ins, like the ones in my newest favorite recipe ever, shared here. So go ahead, indulge. You can thank me later. 😉

Salted Maple Popcorn (originally posted at Homestead Revival)

1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels

1 T. butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

sea salt to taste

Pop popcorn (I use a hot air popper). Melt butter and maple syrup together, bring to a boil, and remove from heat. Add vanilla. Stirring constantly, drizzle syrup mix over popcorn in a large bowl. Continue stirring until popcorn is evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt, stir thoroughly once more, and enjoy!

I kid you not, people. This is what will ensure the completion of book 3 in the Grigori Legacy, news of which you can find here (in case you missed it ;)).




6 responses to “What Fuels My Muse”

  1. Diane Avatar

    Love popcorn and it is kinda healthy!!!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Certainly healthier than the copious amounts of chocolate I might be having otherwise, LOL!

  2. Robyn Jones Avatar

    Great snack. I love flavored popcorn. Have you tried lemon pepper and butter? Addictive!

    1. Linda Avatar

      No, but I will!!! And because I don’t have lemon pepper seasoning in the house, I went online and found this: https://www.simplyscratch.com/2010/11/homemade-lemon-pepper-seasoning.html 🙂

  3. D. D. Syrdal Avatar

    Sounds awesome! A girl in my office told me about Hawaiian popcorn. https://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/02/29/furikake-popcorn-recipe You can buy furikake in Asian grocery stores, you don’t have to make it. I haven’t tried it yet but i’ll let you know when I get around to it. 😉

    1. Linda Avatar

      Interesting…but fishy? Hm…I think I’ll wait for you to try it first, LOL!

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