You know taquitos that are half scalding and half frozen taste like crap too

I kind of want to give up the microwave.

To slow down. To stop scorching canned vegetables in old Tupperware containers. And for the love of all things good in the world, I want to stop reheating my coffee and just drink it while it’s hot.

Do you know how horrible reaheated coffee is?

There was a time in my life when I would dump the cold stuff in the sink before I would even consider nuking it. And now look at me.

Enough with the microwave already.

So I want to try to give it up for a week or two. Or many.

And not just say I’m going to do it. Because there is no way I’m going to be able to just say it and make it happen. I need to unplug it. And make it inconvenient to plug back in Like maybe remove it completely out of the kitchen.

I obviously have extraordinary willpower.

But let’s face it, EVERYTHING tastes better NOT made in the microwave.

Popcorn. Holy crap, fresh made popcorn blows microwave popcorn away with its awesomeness. We have cut off all ties to the microwave with our kernels. Plus, the kids will be wowed with their magical popping goodness properties.

Anything that is supposed to be crunchy tastes better not microwaved. Fries. Fish sticks. Pizza Rolls. That crap food deserves its 15 minutes in a real oven.

I’m just not sure I can wait that long.

15 comments to You know taquitos that are half scalding and half frozen taste like crap too

  • “I suppose the frozen part helps with the skin you burn off your tongue,”

    AHahahahahahaha

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    It’s funny because it’s TRUE! ;)

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  • amyfidler

    actually, from what i’ve read, microwaves zap out the nutrition from our food & drink anyway. i need to get to this point but i am still not quite there; i do love my kettle.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    See one more reason to give it up. Damn those modern day conveniences.

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  • I haven’t had a microwave in 7 years. I have moments when I wish I had one, but for the most part, I don’t miss it.

    As to the coffee, I got a “Thermos Work Series Bottle” guaranteed to keep your coffee hot for 10 hours. I pour it directly into the thermos after brewing and no more need to reheat. Since I add cream to my coffee, I add that directly to the thermos. Very tasty that way. Smooth and rich without cooling the coffee and always a perfect mix even if I want to warm up my cup.

    For advice on cooking without a microwave, check out my site. (Like how I did that?)

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Seven years? Color me impressed. And that thermos sounds awesome.

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  • My family would die of starvation without a microwave. If this were Twitter I would say #NOTBETTYCROCKER.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    There is always gas station food. #loveyourhashtag

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  • We moved ours to a shelf under the work table, so it’s about knee height… it has made us cut its use by at least half. I think just keeping it out of eye level helps.

    Good luck on your challenge!

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    We also keep ours on a shelf down low. I actually JUST moved it further down a few days before I wrote this post.

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  • It’s really not that tough to give it up. Start simple by warming things or melting butter on the stove. And instead of nuking frozen veggies, I let them defrost in a bowl of water. I’ve gotten to the point where I really only use it to reheat leftovers. You can do it!

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    It’s all about just doing it isn’t it? Always with the willpower. :)

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  • Lisa

    I’m going to try giving it up, too. Things never DO taste quite right. They taste like an old-timer farmer in overalls would say in a raspy voice as he surveys the scene: “That ain’t right.”

    I want some hot air popcorn now. The stuff is lovely– and it really takes about the same time as it does to microwave a bag. I can’t get over how chemical-y microwave popcorn tastes. I used to love it as a kid. I also used to eat seasoned salt or Country Time lemonade powder mix off my palm when I was bored.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Now I’m going to imagine a tiny farmer talking to me when I want to use the microwave. :)

    EXACTLY about the popcorn. It doesn’t take long at all. You just have to watch it. And really that’s the fun part. I used to eat Tang by the spoonful so you are still cool with me. ;)

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