When the microwave surrendered to Murphy’s curse, I was sure I would run right out and replace it. After all, how would I reheat Fly Guy and The Teenager’s meals? How could we make microwave popcorn, reheat cold cups of tea? How could we cook without “warming” up veggies or nuking “baked” potatoes? How could I function in my kitchen with just a stove, oven, toaster oven, convection oven, pizza oven, steamer, roaster and electric skillet? How was I to function without the microwave?
I even went to Target to purchase another free standing model to hog the already cramped counters. I did, I saw them priced them and….had an epiphany. Now to convince Fly Guy and The Teenager we could do without one for a little while longer. With debate team skills backing me up, I argued my point. why make an un-necessary purchase at this time, since we were planning on buying a replacement microwave and stove combo in stainless later this year. Why spend the extra money to purchase one for “instant” replacement and gratification, when going without is means making a few minor adjustments. Why not see if we could last without the microwave for a few months? Not knocking microwaves, just basing this on NEED or WANT.
IF I can find a microwave at a thrift store or yard sale for ¾ less than what it cost new, I would purchase it. Until then, we remain microwave less and I am ok with that. I will learn to adapt to the convience of having the microwave and maybe learn a few new cooking tricks.
Here is a link to a site I discovered on living without a microwave and reheating foods conventionally. Like our mothers and grandmothers did, before the “box”. I found this site when googling “living without a microwave”. Wardeh has an incredible site, wonderful stories and yes, she cooks and lives without a microwave.
Who knows what I might find in tomorrows yard sales?
UPDATE: In the name of all sanity, I just came home to find Fly Guy ordering a new microwave. UH. What. Happened. To. Our. Agreement?
His comment..."I never really signed on for that honey...it's a man's right to heat his food quickly. Besides, Teenager needs one too".
Sell Out! I love him anyway. Next time I will hide his debit/credit card!
Waiting for the new microwave to be delivered and installed next week. :)