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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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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

    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

    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.

    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.

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

  • baked potato


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

    try that website they even have a recipe for microwave meatloaf

    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.

    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.

    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.


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

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

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

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