Today’s Thrifty Tip is on our Microwaves.
I was contemplating my microwave the other day when my hubs was reheating his coffee. It’s a hulking thing that sits above my professional stove, to suck all that heat outside.
So how do you use your Microwave?
I use mine for reheating leftovers, defrosting, melting butter/chocolate and cooking popcorn.
Hubs uses it for reheating his coffee, making his oatmeal..
and every once in a while making baked potatoes (is this baking?)
But what I don’t use it for is COOKING!
most people stick their “food” inside the microwave, hit the number of minutes they want
and COOK IT at a power level of 100%.
When you cook something that ONLY needs to be reheated, your over cooking it!
So unless you cooking potatoes or boiling water,
DON’T COOK IT!
To reheat, use your microwave at 70% or Power 7.
This will gently REHEAT you food, NOT cook it, cause it has already been cooked.
When you reheat, it will take a tad longer, but it will NOT
taste over KILLED.
So put it in the microwave, set the time,
next hit “power level” and put in “7”
Your leftovers will thank you, cause they’ll taste truer to what you ate the night before
instead of an overheated, over-killed, RE-COOKED mess.