We recently had some friends over for dinner and while we were all cooking they discovered we didn’t have a microwave. I kind of forgot that not having one was weird. Want to know the reason we don’t? Surprisingly it has nothing to do with all the healthy concerns that are floating around the internet!
It’s actually kind of weird. We don’t have a microwave because we don’t have room for one. I know—we have an entire butler’s pantry full of appliances ranging from a crock pot to a Vitamix to a rice cooker but we couldn’t find room for a microwave. I suppose we could have shoved it on the counter somehow, but we are really trying to simplify where we can (long way to go!) and we have survived quite awhile without one.
We have been without a microwave for over two years now and aren’t sure if/when we will get one. The only time we really miss it is when we have coffee that gets a little too cold or when we are making a big meal and it’s hard to keep food warm. We’ve found work-arounds though!
We add hot water or more coffee to our cups to keep the liquid warm. When we are making big meals we use aluminum foil to make “envelopes” for the food to keep it warm. When we want to reheat pizza we use our oven. We just make it work!
Just to show how great NOT having a microwave is, I’ve got a fun recipe to share tomorrow—bacon-salted cheddar popcorn. Oh yes. Bacon. Cheddar. Salty. POPCORN. Nom Nom. See you tomorrow! 🙂