Here we are on a nice warm in the sun but cold everywhere else Saturday and first up I would like to let everyone know that my dad is home from hospital and doing much better, be it being a bit of cranky sod due to the prednisone he was on but that will pass and we are happy he is home. He even came to Friday breakfast yesterday and my daughter said it was nice to see him looking ok, although she was annoyed when she found out that he called her nanna fat the day before, if mum is fat what am I…………fatter that’s what but what the hell I am happy and I know that I have no motivation to lose weight at the moment it is too cold.
However, that is not what this post is about, I will tell you what it is about…………………nothing much…………………Moving on though while I was out shopping this morning I heard these women talking about how one of them thought microwave ovens are a waste of money and don’t save time at all and I thought how stupid are you. Yes I know not everyone may agree with me but still this is what I thought, I love my microwave and can remember when my parents first bought one it was not long after they came on the market and you know I have had one ever since pretty much we may not have had one when we were first married but more or less we have always had a microwave.
I think they are great for reheating stuff and defrosting stuff such as ice cream that is rock hard 20 seconds in the microwave and it is soft enough to get it out of the container without breaking a spoon. I also like to do potatoes that I intend to roast in the oven in the microwave first, you peel the spuds and pop them into a freezer bag and cook for about 10 minutes till they are nice and soft then you cut them and drizzle oil over them add salt and pop them in the over for an hour, 10 minutes in the microwave halves your oven time.
Ok I would never cook a cake in the microwave, or my meat although I do cook bacon in the microwave a lot and I do poached eggs for Tim in it as well, to me the microwave has its place alongside other kitchen appliances.
What do others think is the microwave oven a time saver and a great invention or do you agree with the women I overheard and think they are a waste of money.