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Day 70: are microwaves thrifty? + my delicious pizza recipe

If my homemade pizza was a movie, it would be starring Julia Roberts for sure.

I was so hungry and so tired last night. I was like, "I will just order in pizza," but then I thought... wait, I totally still have lots of my magic pizza dough yeast leftover. And lots of flour, too, for cooking with.

So, using the remaining contents of my much-emptier-now fridge, I made the following pizza:

- homemade crust with whole wheat flour
- pesto (instead of tomato sauce)
- chicken (cooked in the George Foreman grill, which actually cooks chicken v.g.!)
- red peppers (the pepper is a little shrivelly, but Frugal Companion advises me it is still edible)

So anyway. It is le deliciousness and I get to eat it for the next few days, since I made a whole pizza. And it's extra-thrifty, as I made it (just like the last pizza I made) in a cookie sheet, because that's what I  own.

The Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming wants me to go for it.

Anyway, today in a store I saw that they're selling microwaves for $39.99. That is very cheap. But, where would I put it? My kitchen is small and has very few outlets. But would it be a good thing to buy? I can heat up my magic bag in it, and also heat up leftovers.

But using just a stove-stove seems so old-timey and therefore, frugal. But it's not really, I guess, because it probably uses more electricity (which costs more money) to use a conventional over.

So, I turn it over to you guys. What do you think? $39.99 microwave... worthwhile purchase?


KH said...

The only thing I use my microwave for is reheating food, and even then, not always that. Some things just taste better reheated in the toaster oven. Ok, wait, I also use it for melting butter. Yeah. If it hadn't come preinstalled in my house, I wouldn't have one. :)

Gwen said...

I love counter space more than I love microwaves.

Foster said...

Thanks for the suggestions, KH and Gwen. Counter space is at a premium in my kitchen, and even the one powerbar is already filled up with fridge, stove, phone and internet box cables.

A toaster oven would be nice (and maybe more thrifty than a microwave?) but again, counter space issues...

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