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Old 11-20-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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What do you think about MICROWAVE OVEN ?and what meals that you always u doing it in microwave?

That's my pasta I had cook in my microwave ~

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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Reheating a quick bowl of something is ok. Actually cooking? I thought that had died away like the dinosuars. I've never heard anyone say they like food cooked in the microwave. Proof is in the fact that you do not see any trends in professional chefs to open places based on microwave cooking, IMO.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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What do you think about MICROWAVE OVEN ?and what meals that you always u doing it in microwave?

That's my pasta I had cook in my microwave ~
Welcome to DC. That's pretty amazing, to me. Back in the day, I made everything from shrimp scampi to lasagna (using cooked noodles); but never made a big bowl of pasta. I have a built-in & wouldn't mind learning some new tricks for Summer pasta salads. Will you share your method/recipe?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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The 1-2-3 cakes are pretty good. There is a thread somewhere around here about that.

I used to cook meals with a stackable set from Tupperware years ago. I even have a cook book that came with it. It was kind of fun, but the results were just ok. I was a young busy wife and mother, and it was a quick way to have a meal on the table. Then the microwave broke and I went for about 12 years without one. Now I have had one again for quite some time, but I don't cook full meals in it anymore.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Oh, I thought of one thing I always make in the microwave.

Microwave Carmel Corn

6-8 cups popped corn
1 stick butter or margarine (melted)
1cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt

Put all but the popped corn in a 2 quart glass bowl. Bring to boil in microwave. Boil for 3 minutes.
Remove and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (let the kids watch-it's kinda cool, but watch out-it's really hot!)
Pour over popcorn in a paper bag sprayed with Pam.
Shake!
Put the bag in the microwave and cook on high for one minute. Take out and shake!
Put it back in for another minute on high. Take out and shake again.
Now do the same thing again, but cooking for only 30 seconds this time and shake again. Repeat the 30 seconds one time.
Spread it out on a cookie sheet and let cool.
SO good!
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Chopper, that makes me think making granola in the microwave might work.
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Chopper, that makes me think making granola in the microwave might work.
Great idea. I bet it would!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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Great idea. I bet it would!
I don't try to make granola very often. I burn it too often. Same reason I don't often make cookies. But for cookies, Stirling is willing to watch them once they are in the oven.

That's why I really like the idea of making granola in the microwave.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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I don't really cook anything in the microwave except the occasional poached egg or a squash (to then use in another dish).

It gets used mostly to heat water for tea or to heat-up left overs. ;)
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
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The only thing I can think of that I actually cook in the microwave is potatoes, white, red, yellow or sweet. It's not perfect, but quick. Only one rule is to turn them over half way through, for even cooking.
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