... Or How to Kill a Pot
I recently decided to try something new ... cooking corn by steaming it in the microwave. I'd never tried this method before, but I figured it had to be more energy efficient and wouldn't heat up the kitchen on a hot day.
Here's my tip .. How to steam frozen corn in the microwave:
Place desired amount of frozen corn in your chosen microwave-safe dish with the amount of water directed on the package.
I didn't have a lid for the bowl I chose. I needed a lid. What could I use for a lid? "Oh, I think the lid from this pot will work - they're about the same size." Try it out. It fits perfectly.
Place bowl and lid into microwave.
Set microwave on high for 5-7 minutes.
Continue with fixing the rest of dinner.
5 minutes later, wonder where that awful smell is coming from.
Enter Hubby... "What's that weird smell?" **Ding** - Microwave is done.
Pull dish out of microwave. "Eww. The smell is worse."
"Oh. Maybe using a metal lid in the microwave wasn't such a good idea!"
The handle of the metal lid popped - like a piece of popcorn. It's really funny looking. (If I ever get my computer to read my camera I'll post a picture of it.)
Hmmm. How am I going to find a replacement lid for a pot I bought 6 years ago?
On the other hand, maybe I don't need to replace it. Maybe I need to keep it just to remind myself how dumb I can be sometimes!
The corn tasted fine. I added a small bit of salt and butter.
Seriously. Steaming veggies in the microwave is probably more energy efficient; especially in the summer. But, please don't use a metal lid to cover the bowl. Plastic wrap should work just fine!
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