I have had a long and complicated relationship with microwaves this year.
So far this year, I have gone from thinking about buying a microwave to avoid cooking my Magic Bag in tinfoil in the oven, to considering buying a $39.99 microwave (but there isn't space for it in my kitchen, so I didn't buy it), so then I psychoanalyzed the reasons I am so reluctant to buy a microwave
Not coincidentally, when it was colder out, I wanted a microwave to heat up things to warm my body with. And now that I'm working at cooking more of my own food, I want a microwave to heat up leftovers with.
Because, you guys, it's all well and good to make a big thing of pasta and sauce, or a stirfry or whatever. But reheating noodles in a pot tends to leave burned pasta bits on the bottoms of pots. Also, it doesn't heat through very evenly. And also, it takes longer.
And look how happy this lady is with her microwave, the size of a fridge!
So I mostly eat leftovers at work (where they have a microwave). But all things considered, I am pretty much not saving money by not having a microwave. In fact, I may be losing money - because I cook stuff, they have leftovers, then don't wind up eating the leftovers, and then throwing them out.
But the fact remains that I don't have anywhere to plug the microwave in. I have one outlet on my counter that I use alternately for the toaster, George Foreman grill, and food processor. I suppose I could add a cheapish microwave to that rotation, and just plug it in when I need it.
|OK, Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock. You won me over.|
Did I just talk myself into this? Yes, I think I did.
Up next: should I buy a sewing machine? *Note: I will then have to learn to sew.