Me and My Microwave


As much as I like trying new recipes, it can take a lot of time and work.  I usually experiment with cooking (you know, using a stove and/or oven) on the weekends because I have time and energy.  But during the week, I can’t always get myself to take the time to prepare and cook a “real” meal.

This is why the most commonly used appliance in my home is the microwave.  I don’t think I could survive without it!  Just because I use the microwave a ton doesn’t mean I eat prepackaged food for every meal.  Actually, there are lots of renditions of traditionally cooked foods that you can make in the microwave in at least half the time, if not less.

Since I am an avid Googler of anything and everything, I decided to Google “microwave cooking,” and lo and behold there were all kinds of sites dedicated to providing microwave recipes, tips and conversion charts.  However, there are also plenty of sites proclaiming the dangers of microwave ovens.  Personally, I am not convinced that microwaves are dangerous – but, I’m no scientist.  They’ve been tested over many years, and there is no evidence to prove that they’re unsafe, so I will continue using these speedy-cooking, lifesaving appliances until science tells me otherwise.

My typical microwave meals consist of foods like macaroni and cheese, quesadillas (whole wheat wrap, cheese and whatever else I have around), veggies and any variation of rice dishes.

I thought I would provide everyone with some tasty meals brought directly to your dinner table from the microwave!  The great thing about these recipes is that you aren’t sacrificing taste or quality, just gaining time.

Microwave Mexican Casserole – This recipe has a tortilla chip base!

Microwave Porcupine Meatballs – Great for pleasing youngsters.

Microwave Poached Eggs – You can cook gourmet meals too!

Microwave Tuna Casserole – Just like mom’s.

Microwave Apple Crisp – Who knew that this delicious dessert could easily be cooked in 8 minutes?

Microwave Fudge – No need to waste the day watching chocolate and sugar boiling on the stove top.

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  • Emily

    Thanks for the great recipe links! I love my microwave too, and often make a fabulous fish dish in it which is sooo easy. You just throw a few pieces of white fish in a dish with a lid (cod, halibut, etc.) Add some liquid (I usually use a few tablespoons of lemon juice) and some seasonings (salt, pepper, some slices of ginger root, whatever you’d like). Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes. Then let sit in the micro. for 5 more minutes. Tada! It’s done, delicious, and super quick (for making and for cleaning up!)

  • AllisonEvans

    @Emily – Your welcome! I am glad I am not the only microwave-centric person out there. Your fish dish sounds delicious! I will definitely give it a try.

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