Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Microwaveable Meal

by Meghann on June 8, 2011

Oh the joys of AC repair…

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Maddie was NOT a fan of the AC guy that came today. She about lost all her fur running laps around the apartment and barking her little head off. I eventually got her to calm down by putting her in crate, but she really worked herself up to a frenzy – the poor thing.

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The AC man gave us one quote for a new unit and we’re expecting to hear back from a few more. Buying a unit is a ‘process.’ Ugh.

Luckily we’re able to get the ac to work if we turn it off for a few hours, then let all the water drain into a bucket instead of down the designated pipes. It’s a lengthy process that only allows the ac to work for a couple of hours at a time, but that bit of cool air right before I go to bed are like pure gold in my head. Good for my stinkiness and good for my sanity. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I spent the afternoon sucking up the free AC at Panera and chowed down on an apple on my way home.

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*note* my bike isn’t always in my car. I was suppose to meet a friend on the bike trail, but the need to meet the ac man at 6:15 deferred those plans for another day.

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Despite the semi-working AC, I was still hesitant about turning the stove or oven for dinner. So, tonight’s feast was 100% cooked in the microwave. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The trick to microwaved ‘steamed’ veggies is wrapping them in a wet towel while they cook.

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The asparagus went in for 2 minutes and the potatoes cooked for 4.

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On top of the asparagus and potatoes I added a mix of baked tofu, artichoke hearts, olives, and topped it all with parmesan cheese.

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The finishing touch was a homemade dressing of lemon juice, dijon mustard, olive oil, and vinegar. It was a nice tangy touch to the meals.

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It was a pretty awesome meal for coming from a microwave. In fact, it was a pretty AMAZING meal no matter if it came from a microwave or not. Delish. ๐Ÿ™‚

For dessert I had a little bowl of berries and Attune dark chocolate.

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What’s the most creative meal you’ve made from a microwave? I know I got pretty creative and crazy with mine in college. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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