Please Welcome Me to the *Twentieth* Century
Monday, January 09, 2012
So.... drumroll, please...
Today I acquired a microwave!
I know, I know... most of you are probably asking how I reached 2012 without one. I did have a microwave when I lived with my girlfriend, or roommates, but I haven't ever had one in my own studio. Which means I lived without a microwave for the past 3 years, and for about 3 years in the early 2000's.
You ask why I chose to live like such a Luddite? Well, it started out as kind of a crunchy-granola-DIY pride thing, like a sort of "slow food" badge of pride before the term "slow food" existed. Then, for this second round of microwave-less living, I kind of just never got around to buying one. That's the short answer, I guess.
But I've been feeling like there's times I'd eat healthier if I had one. So I've been meaning to bring over PARVUS' spare microwave (yes, she had two), and tonight we finally got that organized.
So now I can quickly reheat things like a normal person, stock up on frozen meals (ideally but not necessarily homemade ones), or defrost some frozen chicken if I darn well please. I can quickly make up a breakfast with an EGG on a WEEKDAY!!! Wooohooo! I can even make... GASP!... microwave popcorn! I can make an ear of fresh corn and not have to wash a pot! AMAZING!
WIsh me luck, feel free to check up on me to make sure I'm not living off of TV dinners, and let me know if you have any favorite tips for extremely quick, microwave breakfasts!