Thursday, January 28, 2010


I remember when we bought our first Microwave. It was sometime in the '80s. There was a big snowstorm and most of the roads were closed in our area. We had planned a New Year's Eve get-together at my parent's house but it was cancelled because of the snow and closed roads. We decided as a family to cross-country ski down the lane (about 1/4 mi.) to my parents house and surprise them on New Year's Eve. We enjoyed merry-making anyway on New Year's Eve. Later that weekend we skied to Blackers, a large furniture store near my parent's house and bought our first microwave oven. When we took it home, we didn't have experience using one so we warmed chocolate chip cookies and maevelled at its usefulness. Over the year's I have learned of its versatility and can't imagine living without one now. I have included two of my favorite recipes.

Brown about 8 slices of bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
Place in the bottom of a microwaveble dish (about 8x8) along with the following ingredients to make a "crust".
1 c. of swiss cheese ( or whatever you have, I usually use cheddar.)
1/2 c. minced onion (can be browned in bacon grease if desired)
Whip together and pour over "crust" mixture in dish:
4 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Cook uncovered in microwave on high for 10 minutes or until set. Stir every 3 min.


Brown and cook about 5 min.
1 lb. ground beef
2 small cans tomato sauce
1/2 can mild enchilada sauce ( We don't like things very spicy at our house but you can adjust to your taste.)
1/2 onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 tsp. cumin
Heat 6-8 tortillas ( I like flour tortillas but I have used corn tortillas and they are good too.) Fill each tortilla with refried beans, gr. beef and tomato sauce mixture and grated cheese. Reserve some sauce and grated cheese to spread over the top. Cook on high for 9 min. or until heated through.

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