Our trusty microwave at the station died this morning. Or...it's possible that it died sometime yesterday and no one noticed or they just failed to remember to tell us at shift change. Anyway...no magic box.
Did you know that you can make oatmeal on the stove...in a pan!
Or warm up leftovers in a small skillet.
Pop popcorn in a pan with a lid.
Melt butter in the same pan.
Crazy, I know.
It's just been comical how many times we've all walked to the microwave, something in hand, only to stand, puzzled as we sort out how to accomplish our task using 'old fashioned' methods. Challenging us to think 'outside the box'...literally.
I remember the first microwave in our family...well, it might not have been the first but it's the first I remember. It belonged to my grandma Petty.
Chocolate brown with walls several inches thick. The interior was very small. It made a strange humming noise. I remember being a bit afraid of it.
Now there is one in almost every kitchen. Some kitchens have a microwave and no stove!
My mother has a microwave that can do more things than the space shuttle. I have no idea how to turn it on. Mine is small and cheap (kinda like my house).
There are a lot of things I've decided to live without, and several things I could give up if I decided to get hard core.
I'm keeping my microwave!