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Old 09-07-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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What is your Favorite Microwave Recipe?

I cook lots of things in the old nuker....pie fillings, candies, sauces...what is your favorite thing (besides warming coffee, heating water or melting butter?) lol.

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Old 09-07-2005, 05:06 PM   #2
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I cant bring myself to use the microwave other than to thaw or reheat things.....I just dont think it would cook things properly...oh i know you can do lots with them, its just me being a chicken
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:06 PM   #3
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Steamed hot dog, steamed bun. MMM MMMMM good!
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:14 PM   #4
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lol.. I was going to say I love it to boil water...

I don't really make anything in my microwave. I just use
it to warm things up.
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:04 PM   #5
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When my husband and I were building our home and greenhouses, we didn't have a stove for 6 months, so we got by with the Weber grill, electric skillet, crock pot and microwave. I learned how to do all sorts of things in the microwave, and still use it a lot for:
*cooking ground meat for recipes
*sweating out onions and other vegies...just put chopped vegies in glass bowl with lipid of your choice
*making spaghetti sauce
*casseroles
*steaming vegies

Here's one of my favorite microwave recipes...a soup I like to make for my lunches:

Cabbage Soup:

1 medium cabbage, cut into wedges and cored
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
2-3 tbls olive oil
salt & pepper
1 can low-fat chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes (Italian Style is nice) with juice
handfull of baby carrots
1 can speckled or plain butter beans, drained & rinsed

Halve the cabbage wedges, and put into the largest round bowl that will fit in your nuke. Add onion, garlic, olive oil, S&P and chicken broth, and cook at 10 minute intervals, stirring between, until cabbage is wilted. Add remaining ingredients and nuke untill all is tender. Adjust seasoning...
it will take quite a bit.
Top each bowl with a slice of Velveeta Lite if you like...this soup is so low calorie that you can afford it.
If you want to make it heartier, add some slices of Kielbasa or smoked sausage along with the cabbage.
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:08 PM   #6
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Thank you so much! People around here love cooked cabbage...they will be getting your soup this week!
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Old 09-07-2005, 07:26 PM   #7
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I use it to reheat leftovers, at which it is fantastic, to thaw certain frozen items like spinach, and to cook certain vegetables between seasons: by that I mean I love roasted vegetables but in the summer I don't use the oven, so if I'm not grilling, I may do some vegies in the nuker which does asparagus beautifully for example. How's that for a run on sentence, eh?
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Old 09-07-2005, 11:10 PM   #8
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I have to admit, I predominantly use my micro-wave for heating hot dogs, warming bread, re-heating soups, etc. But I've also used it to make great brownies, a few cakes, etc. I've also use it to steam both sweet and regular potatoes (works incredibly for that), steam vegetables such as the cruciferous types, i.e. cabbage, cauliflour, brocoli, and also root veggies such as onions, carrots, rutabegas, etc.

I love it for making popcorn too.

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Old 09-07-2005, 11:28 PM   #9
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melting butter. cooking frozen meals and defrosting spaghetti sauce. but i don't really like microwaves.
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Old 09-10-2005, 02:43 AM   #10
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the microwave make the best POPCORN....
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