Monday, May 24, 2010

Good riddance, Mr. Microwave

A few years ago my microwave died. It was a quick and painless death. I mourned its loss for about 3 minutes after removing it from my counter top.

And I looked around. At space. Extra, empty space.

I am a huge fan of extra empty space.

We thought about replacing it right away, but in the days after it conked out, I hadn't really missed it. So we waited. And are waiting still. The only reason I would even want a microwave these days would be for popcorn. But microwave popcorn isn't good for know, with the carcinogens in the bags? So when I need popcorn (which isn't that often) I send my husband to the store. For kettle and white cheddar. It suits me just fine.

And do you know how much more delicious left-overs taste when you reheat them in the oven or on the stove top? SO MUCH MORE DELICIOUS! It takes MAYBE 5-10 minutes to heat them through. Which is about the time it takes me to wash my dishes. Or vacuum the floor. I have the opportunity to practice patience while I clean to pass the time!

I would highly recommend life with out a microwave.

It will make you a better person.

Or something.


Carin said...

I enjoy your posts :) They make me smile!

Anonymous said...

I still don't know how you do this...I reheat my coffee about 50 times a day because I always have about 50 interuptions!

redeemed diva said...

I have my microwave in another room and every once in a while when I go into that room to use it (which is only for microwave popcorn!) I think of the post you wrote that I printed off and saved. The one you referenced. It is my fave post that you ever wrote. and I think of it often.

Visty said...

I lived very happily with no microwave for the 8 years we were in Washington. We gave ours away to my mom in 2000. This house has one, and every once in a while we make popcorn in it. I still heat my leftovers either on the stove or in the oven (especially good for homemade mac and cheese...yum). It is mounted above the stove, so doesn't eat my space, but I'd rather have a really good range hood.