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Dinner ideas that ONLY require a microwave?

My central air is broken and the 2 window units cannot keep the kitchen cool. Help! Need ideas.

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Jademom07

Asked by Jademom07 at 5:30 PM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • They sell those microwave dinners in the freezer section. If I were you I would just do hogi's(cold cuts) for dinner with a salad, With no AC I wouldn't want to be eating anything warm
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:34 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Herbed Spinach Bake

    1 pckg frozen chopped spinach cooked and drianed well
    1 cup cooked rice
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    2 eggs, slightly beaten
    2 tbs softened butter
    1/3 cup milk
    2 tbs chopped onion
    1/2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp rosemary or thyme

    combine all ingredients together and pour into baking dish. Microwave for 10-12 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Serves 6. (frozen chopped broccoli can be subsituted for spinach
    MamaSarah1104

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 5:37 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Thanks ladies. It looks like the central air will not be fixed this summer so I'm trying to get by until it cools off.
    Jademom07

    Comment by Jademom07 (original poster) at 5:39 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • There was one guy that cut up an entire air plane and ate it piece by piece.... I suppose if he could do it with a plane you could do it with a microwave.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Lotito
    coder_chick

    Answer by coder_chick at 5:39 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • baked potato

    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 5:40 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • http://www.anniesrecipes.com/Kitchen/microwave.htm
    try that website they even have a recipe for microwave meatloaf
    MamaSarah1104

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 5:46 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I learned an awesome recipe from Tupperware... You basically layer shredded, cooked chicken, corn tortillas (you can use flower, but it gets a little more soggy), enchilada sauce and cheese two or three times, ending w/ the cheese on top (you can also add olives if you want). Makes a great enchilada casserole.
    StrollerStrider

    Answer by StrollerStrider at 5:58 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • You can make quite a few meals using just your microwave. You can brown ground meat in there, cook hamburger patties, cook meatballs, cook pasta or instant rice, cook desserts.
    Here's my favorite microwave casserole:
    Chicken & Stuffing casserole:
    1/3 c. margarine or butter
    1 box chicken flavor stuffing mix
    1/4 c. water
    1 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
    1 10 pkg. frozen peas
    1/3 c. milk
    2 tsp. instant minced onion
    2 c. coarsely cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
    Melt margarine in baking dish in microwave. Add stuffing and water, toss to coat. Remove 1 cup stuffing mix and spread remaining mix evenly in dish. Mix rest of ingredients in another bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes; stir; cover and microwave another 3 minutes until hot. Pour over top of stuffing in baking dish; top with rest of stuffing. You can also sprinkle with a bit of cheese if you like. Microwave uncovered on high for another 7 to 9 minutes.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 6:39 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • You know, I've seen enough microwave cooking questions and requests for recipes, I just started a group, Microwave Cooking. It'll take me a day or two to get it rolling good, but you're welcome to join me there.

    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 7:10 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I just saw this recipe, and it looks sooo yummy!!

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/enchilada-casserole-113524.aspx?cm_mmc=eml-_-rbe-_-20100810-_-1019
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:39 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

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