Latest catagory addition "singles cooking.....yes it IS o.k. to microwave : LUSENET : A Country Singletree : One Thread

I am adding a catagory on singles cooking techniques. I know at the other sites, use of a microwave oven is almost akin to worshiping a graven image, but lets get real, we are alone, we are overworked, we are hungry, we have the technology and we have few people who care if we suffer radiation poisoning or not. :>)

My first offering is 10 minute eggs, grits and bacon left cooking with minimum attention.

Step one: wave 2cups of water for 2 to 3 minutes while mixing grits in a latte cup (as big as a bowl, but with a handle as usually the table is covered with wine buckets and my ex took the coffee table with her).

Step 2: put two strips of bacon in covered iron skillet on high , pour waved water in pan with one or two yard eggs to boil (the water has a head start). After bacon starts sizzling, turn off heat and let it coast for a couple minutes. Nuke the grits.

Peel the eggs and put em in with the grits when their done and drop the limp fried bacon on top. Breakfast in a bowl in about 10 minutes.

Residual radiation levels are minimal and its better than all that capn crunch I ate the first couple of weeks :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, January 26, 2002


Jay, I am not sure who is funnier, you or Grizz? I still boil water with my microwave and can heat up those yummy things to eat like hot pockets and little entre' meals. I have all my cast iron skillets so must cook on them or risk hurting their feelings. You can cook oatmeal in the microwave and it is much healthier even with the radiation. Have a good day and thanks for the laugh( I bet you were serious too)

-- Karen Mauk (, January 26, 2002.


While I have plenty of homegrown dehydrated stuff, I also keep a heavy stock of frozen pot pies. Many times there is no substitute for a 35 minute baking while attending to other matters.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, January 26, 2002.

Jay, "nuke the grits" LOL love it.... Note sure why that tickles my funny bone but it sure does.

I don't use mine much because of all the power it takes. The lable say's 600 watts but I measure 1000 watts.

-- Jim-mi (, January 26, 2002.


My unit is a 1500 watt Panasonic with the "Oak Ridge" package :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, January 26, 2002.

Ewe. What was that stuff? Something Southern? I suppose you put sugar in your ice tea too? :)

-- Susan in Northern Michigan (, January 27, 2002.

Thats cute [oak ridge package] but it took me 35 sec to catch up with you! must be getting late-- plus I'm from Mich. and it's been a very long time since I've heard anything about nuky ridge!

That said, have you figured out what to do with your hazzardist waste when it looses enough power to deem it as being over the hill or other wise useless?. Would like plans for a concrete vault?

I'll draw up some plans in the I eat a bowl of grits oh boy!

-- Jim-mi (, January 28, 2002.

Awww Singles Cooking Great Idea!! I tend to slow cook on the wood stove and crock pot myself! I usally make way to much so i freze or give away to some elderly people around here!! Best thing iv ever done to be exepted in the neighborhood!!And plenty of rewards also!! things they have giving me and knowlage that they shared!! I will post some of my recipes here as time goes on!! Grizz!

-- Grizz In Western Maryland (, January 29, 2002.

I like setting a pan on the heater with all my dehydrated varieties and some meat and let it slow simmer whike I'm working here in the office.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, January 30, 2002.

I am a soup and stew lover. I can put all those neat vegies in with some meat and let it cook til I am hungry and it smells so good. I just can't get into cooking with a microwave, even the stuff that gets warmed up in them don't taste right and what is does to bread and rolls should be illegal!

-- Karen Mauk (, January 31, 2002.

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