Real Food from the Microwave
In today’s fast-paced world, the question “What’s for dinner?” is often met with a groan. Most of us just don’t have the time to plan and prepare the well-balanced family meal that was so typical only a generation ago.
Given the constraints of hectic and often conflicting schedules, it’s no surprise that over three-fourths of American households have invested in a microwave oven to make meal preparation simpler and speedier. Unfortunately, many of us use the microwave just to reheat the leftovers from Saturday’s party or prepare some haute cuisine from the supermarket freezer case. You can produce real food from the microwave almost as easily if you know how to cook with your microwave.
Your favorite soups, stews, casseroles, meat dishes, and other main courses can be ready to serve in less (sometimes much less!) than half the time you’d need to cook them conventionally. Choose from entrées for one, microwaved right on a dinner plate, or casseroles for a family of six. You’ll even find a number of decidedly elegant selections, perfect for special occasions or spur-of-the-moment entertaining.