Thursday, September 06, 2007
Life After Microwaving
Well, I know it's been keeping you awake at nights wondering how we're coping without a microwave oven.
We haven't even missed it.
(I know, I'm as shocked as you are.)
Nope, it's not hard at all. I just had to return to thinking ahead, which isn't too taxing if you let it become more of a habit than something you actually have to think about. I simply heat water for my pretend coffee in my old-fashioned Regal coffee pot ($1 yard sale discovery) and--don't tell anyone, ok?--I often just store leftover main dishes in the fridge inside the lidded pan I cooked them in, then whoosh! Whip out the pan and heat the leftover contents on the stove. (Which may sound tacky, isn't 100% safe, but hey, it works. For now.) I try to view each lidded pan as a miniature oven and that helps me cook/heat things evenly.
I just wanted to let you know it's possible--even simple-- to live without a microwave. It can be done. I know--we're doing it and are still alive to tell the tale.
Not to mention that--in my small kitchen--the freed-up counterspace is marvelous!