What's the longest amount of time you've gone without a microwave?
We went five days.
It. Was. Torture.
Our microwave decided to conk out on us last Friday with a very loud and distinct "POP". After that, it's like it just forgot to warm up the food we stuck in it. It's not a very fun game for hungry people to play.
We're lucky that the US Government furnishes us with one of these appliances as part of our living arrangement here. We're unlucky in that if it breaks, we must wait until the maintenance office either opens or has time to replace it. Since it broke on a Friday evening, we had to go all weekend without the miracle food warmer upper. Then we waited a couple more days until our "number" was up at the maintenance office.
All I can say is this: You really don't know what you got till it's gone.
We felt like we were a part of Little House on the Prairie. We had to "manually" warm up everything. Leftover coffee, queso, cold pancakes, etc. It all had to be either put in the oven, in the toaster or on the stove. We even had to get out a saucepan to warm up maple syrup for our pancakes on Saturday. I didn't even know you could do that!
See there? That's sad.
It's sad that I've never gone long enough without a microwave that I had to learn to reheat things the conventional way before now.
I definitely have a new found respect for who have the time, patience and will to live without a microwave.
I just still don't see how or why you do it.
I'm not going to lie, I skipped making quite a few things to avoid having to heat it up on the stove. I also admit that I ate cereal for dinner twice and it was awesome.
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