For quite some time now I have had issues with the smoke alarms in my apartment. The locations of the two smoke alarms make sense only to someone who actually understands the fire codes for this city. One alarm is located on the kitchen ceiling about a foot away from my bedroom door. The other is located on the bedroom ceiling about a foot away from that same door. Which puts the alarms about two feet apart.
My kitchen stove is across the room from the kitchen smoke alarm. That alarm works fine. The identical alarm in my bedroom will go off if I leave the door between kitchen and bedroom open and use any burner on my stove or open the door on the hot oven. That alarm not only beeps loudly, but screams "Fire, Fire!" Doesn't matter what the landlord does to fix this problem. This is just the way it is. And it is not easy to shut off. Takes a little time to get it to stop beeping and screaming.
I like popcorn. I like popcorn for an evening snack. I particularly like popcorn dribbled with a little bit of butter, sprinkled with Lawry's coarse ground garlic salt with parsley and then with Parmesan cheese.
I haven't owned a popcorn popper for a while. The last one I had was one of those hard plastic bowls used in the microwave. Cat knocked it onto the floor and it broke right in the middle.
Then I made my own microwave popcorn by putting about a half a cup of popcorn kernels into a brown paper lunch bag, taping the bag closed with Scotch tape and microwaving it. Worked like a charm. Until I ran out of lunch bags. Do you suppose I can remember to buy more bags? Not likely.
So I have been making my popcorn in my cast iron frying pan. Works well. Except when I get careless about watching it and I burn the heck out of the popcorn. Which sets off the smoke alarm because I also forgot to shut the door between kitchen and bedroom. At 11:00 at night. I don't think my neighbors were very happy with me.
I'm thinking there will be no more popcorn in my future until I get to the store and buy a popcorn popper that is smoke alarm friendly.
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