14 hours ago
Now, when I say "not owning one," this needs to explained. The last home we rented actually came with a microwave, so we did have one for about two years. Although, when I reminded Erik of this, he didn't remember having one at all. That is because it was such a waste of an appliance for us. We've lived very nicely without one for a very long time. It has just been recently that I thought maybe Erik might like one to re-heat leftovers when he works late, and maybe I could use it to melt butter in too.
The buying of it was pretty anti-climactic. My friend was getting a new one, I said how much do you want for your old one, she said, $20, and it was mine. When I told her we had never owned one before, she immediately said, "What, how do you eat corn dogs!?" She was serious too. So, I think today I will address many of the questions and comments we've received during the course of our no microwave marriage.
1. How do you eat corn dogs?
I don't. There was that one time that Erik bought them for the kids, but he put them in the oven. Besides corn dogs are gross.
2. How do you eat popcorn?
Air popper. It tastes better too than that lame-o microwavable stuff.
3. How do you boil water?
It's called a tea kettle. Works really fast.
4. This Tupperware is awesome! It allows you to cook eggs in the microwave in just minutes!
Ever tried a pan on a stove? It also allows you to cook eggs in minutes too!
5. How do you eat leftovers?
It does take awhile. I don't really like leftovers, so it's not that big of an issue for me. I heat them up in the oven or in a pot on the stove.
6. How do your kids eat?
With forks and spoons. Charlie still tends to use his hands quite a bit. Seriously, though, I don't get what owning a microwave has to do with feeding your children.
7. How do you survive?!?!!!!!!
Very nicely, thank you. We've had the microwave for a few weeks and hardly used it. Every time we do use it, we feel like cavemen. It's so foreign to us. We're not really sure what buttons to push, so we just keep hitting stuff until it goes on. Then we move as far away from it as possible as to avoid looking directly into it's devil light and being blinded forever.
8. Why are you anti-microwave?
I'm not anti-microwave. I just think food tastes better when it's not cooked in a microwave. That's it. Maybe it's all in my head, but I don't care.
Oh and just in case you thought to have missed something. NO, I have not had the baby yet. YES, I'm over a week past my due date now.
Posted by Cristin at 3:07 PM