Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chef Linda

Linda is realizing that day 3 of not having a microwave isn't nearly as bad as day 1.  You get used to using it every meal, like reheating lasagna in 90 seconds.  Then you can't imagine how you'll be able to wait (starving!) for the 30 minutes it takes the oven to warm it to the same temperature. Last night she made home-made baked mac and cheese, today she is making a pizza!  Fresh mozzarella, sauteed mushrooms/spinach and Boca meatless crumbles (to keep it vegetarian) and lots of Italian seasonings. 
Maybe Linda will have to start a food blog like Megan's The Red Spoon
Using the old fashioned way of heating food is making Linda slow down and actually enjoying cooking.  OK, it's only been a few days but maybe once we get a new microwave, she'll keep up the trend.  The downside is waiting to eat when you hungry, and it does make a lot more dirty dishes.  You can't just heat the leftovers up in the same bowl you stored them in.  Now if she can just control herself and not snack while the pizza bakes!