Another recipe from my college days, so many years ago... back then, we all knew how to pop popcorn. I am adding those directions here since I recently gave this recipe to someone who said she's never made anything but microwave popcorn. Yes, you can use the microwave popcorn but I prefer Black Jewel or sone of the other "gourmet" popcorn kernels.
Cover bottom of heavy saucepan with a thin layer of vegetable oil (or lard). Add layer of popcorn. Cover pan with a lid and pop corn, shaking pan.
After the kernels are popped, pour popcorn into a large bowl.
Pour 1/4 cup of melted butter over popcorn.
Mix together and add to the popped corn.......
2 TBSP sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
Sprinkle sugar mixture over popcorn and toss carefully.
If desired, add raisins, dates, dried fruit, peanuts or mixed nuts.