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Old 07-26-2008, 06:17 PM   #11
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I use the microwave in nearly all ways already mentioned, but I also use it as a proofing box for making bread.

I just put a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl full of water inside and heat on full power for 2 minutes. Let the bowl stay inside for the full dough rising time. The microwave usually stays warm for at least an hour.

One of the benefits of doing this is that the moisture that accumulates inside the oven helps to clean it, too. All I have to do is to wipe it out thoroughly with a damp cloth.

Another way we use the microwave is as a "kitty safe" to keep our kitty-cats away from unauthorized food while we turn our backs or are preparing other foods.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:47 PM   #12
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I use the microwave in nearly all ways already mentioned, but I also use it as a proofing box for making bread.

I just put a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl full of water inside and heat on full power for 2 minutes. Let the bowl stay inside for the full dough rising time. The microwave usually stays warm for at least an hour.

One of the benefits of doing this is that the moisture that accumulates inside the oven helps to clean it, too. All I have to do is to wipe it out thoroughly with a damp cloth.

Another way we use the microwave is as a "kitty safe" to keep our kitty-cats away from unauthorized food while we turn our backs or are preparing other foods.
kate i have proofed bread in it as well. but never used as a "kitty safe"lol that is certainly under the category of unusual.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:21 PM   #13
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I make many deelish soups in the MW....really fast. Also do many veggies, they keep their colour and taste so much better than boiling them away. Just today I made a zucchinni/potato soup. Yummy!
Also use it to defrost bagels that I keep in the deep freeze, or any bread for that matter. And great for warming up "one serving" leftovers.....don't dry out at all.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:17 AM   #14
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i rely on my microwave for reheating foods. I have based my food prep around the microwave; doing batch cooking and reheating throughout the week for suppers.

a tip I picked up on DC a while back; heat kitchen sponges on high for two minutes, it sterilizes the suckers
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:30 AM   #15
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We just bought a new microwave a few weeks ago, and it came with a metal rack that is supposed to be used for "browning" meat. I havent tried it yet because the thought of having metal in the MW concerns me!! (when I was younger I put a chinese food takeout container in the MW and started a small fire)

Has anyone ever browned meat in the micowave?
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:58 AM   #16
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Microwaves have come a long way, baby If yours came with the rack, then I'm sure it's safe to use. We got a new GE Advantium microwave with our kitchen renovation last year that can be used as a regular oven - it has a halogen light for baking, as well as the microwave function. When using it as a regular oven, we use a metal tray, while there is also a glass tray for when we use it as a microwave. HTH.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:24 AM   #17
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I don't like boiled weenies....So I nuke them....I lke them especially when they "explode' open in several places.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:51 AM   #18
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I like to precook Italian sausages in the microwave , then I finish cooking them in a skillet with Olive oil , I like the taste. Also I heat milk in a mug for hot chocolate , have cooked corn in the husks , oatmeal in a bowl, and other foods.
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I don't like boiled weenies....So I nuke them....I lke them especially when they "explode' open in several places.
After you nuke them, slice them in half and fry then with a little butter!!! Yumm!
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After you nuke them, slice them in half and fry then with a little butter!!! Yumm!
Oh my!!! Would it be ok to add a little beer, and mustard to make a suace???




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