Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pickles and Popcorn

Alright people.

The whole thing about the pickles and popcorn isn't as weird as you guys are thinking.
It's simply pickles and popcorn.
Not pickles and popcorn mixed together in a bowl.
Just some pickles and some popcorn.

Basically....when you go to the movie theatres, you buy this stuff at the concession stand. Pickles, popcorn, candy, hot dogs, drinks, slices of pizza..etc

Well since I rarely go to the movies with all of the kids cause it's so damn expensive, we pop popcorn in the microwave.I buy the box of 18 packaged microwave popcorn for like $4 and I buy a huge gallon jar of pickles for $4 and the kids can sit and eat whatever they want.
If we have several movies that we want to see (I usually let the kids each pick out a movie from blockbuster or we watch the new releases that come in the mail), then we do it on a weekend and make a day of it. I will order pizzas, buy 6 packs of different flavored sodas, buy candy and fruits, make popcorn and we all sit on the floor (with all of the snacks on a tablecloth that I buy from the dollar store) and we pig out.
An all day munch-fest.

It's the cheapest and the most economical for me and the kids.

The majority of the time we just have popcorn in a bowl and chunks of pickles in another bowl.

If we do happen to plan to go to the movies (it's ALWAYS the dollar movies...the movies actually cost a dollar) then I will buy the big bucket of popcorn there and sneak in baggies of goodies for all of us. Chopped pickles included.


Nothing weird about it. Just spending quality time with my kids and making memories.

(unfortunately I didn't expect those memories to manifest in Miah's writing...but....) see previous post


Capricorn said...

Jeeze. I wish you were MY mom!

Tabitha Blue said...

I'm totally going to do that now!! Sounds like a ton of fun. I LOVE movies. We have a 2 year old, so don't know that she'd make it through, but maybe :) She'd love the snacks. Oh, and my theater doesn't have pickles :(. Bummer, I gotta try it out at home though, popcorn included! Thanks for the tip.

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Moe Wanchuk said...

My wife needs to take financial lessons from you.

I love that you watch your spending and make the best of everything.

Cyn said...

Actually thats very interesting. My teacher mentioned that they dont do pickes at the theater in other states, apparently they think its weird. Did you know that in arizona, dairy queen doesnt sell burgers? yea, just ice cream. like wtf. well i usually only go for the ice cream but i may want a chilli dog. But you know me, I love pickles and popcorn. and lol to the "it's a mexican thing" more of a Texas thing.