Sunday, January 23, 2011

Experiment in Homemakeing #1 - Nachos

When I moved into my apartment last October it came with this little beauty...

I like to call her Microwave.

You see since I moved in I haven't used Microwave or even opened her and honestly now I'm a little afraid to see what is inside her cold white exterior.  I have just been making do with the good old stove to heat things up.  Water just seems to taste better when heated on the stove, spaghetti is a no brainer, and since it is a gas stove I can even use it to toast my bagels (carefully, of course).  The only issue I have run into is when trying to melt cheese.  You know the super convenient cheese that comes pre-shredded in little bags at the grocery?  It is like it is specially formulated to only melt in the microwave.  As a nacho aficionado, I have tried making them in my oven, which takes FOR-EV-ER, and even making my (newly) famous "Skillet Nachos".  
The cheese just never seems to melt all the way.
Skillet Nachos

So what do I do?  Any suggestions on proper cheese melting technique sans microwave?
Also, another project to add to the list, is making some kind of Microwave Cozy (with irony, of course).

5 comments:

  1. No, but seriously, that is genius.

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  2. After washing your dishes Zap the dish rag in the Microwave for 15 seconds. It kills all bacteria on Your dishrag.

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