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Old 09-24-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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Microwave cooking

I know folks either like microwaves or don't. I fall into the LOVE-my-microwave camp. It can do far more than boil water or make popcorn. Great for quick meals when hooked up.

Here's a link for making items in a coffee mug using a microwave. The dry ingredients you can premeasure out at home and put in a ziplock baggy. Easy peasy to do the wet ingredients in camp.

Recipes You Can Make in Mug | POPSUGAR Fitness
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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Looks good, Donna. Another reason for a microwave. Thanks!

Safety Notice: Do not attempt to make these in a traditional metal camp mug.

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Old 09-24-2014, 08:13 PM   #3
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I am still not wanting a microwave, BUT if you were to whip me up one of those treats in yours, I sure wouldn't refuse.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:17 AM   #4
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It is worth having a microwave just for microwave corn on the cob. My daughter turned me on to microwave scrambled eggs. Just too easy and only one pot (cup) mess. Thanks for the link Donna.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:40 AM   #5
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At home, I use the microwave more then any other cooking implement. I just have not got it going in a trailer yet.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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As a single traveler, cooking meals can be problematic. STILL love my microwave. Found this link today. Haven't tried ANY of the recipes. But folks that cook can TELL if the ingredients would combine to make something tasty. I do know that a microwave is capable of FAR more than just heating water, reheating coffee or popping popcorn. If you try any of these recipes.. POST!

7 Ways to Make Magnificent Meals in Your Microwave
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:42 PM   #7
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Guess I'm on the microwave list too. MMM, think in over 30 years I've used an oven twice and the stove top maybe a dozen times. The micro is in the rig and if I forget the BBQ, well, I'll only half starve .
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:18 AM   #8
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Not a big fan of the microwave.

Since my new trailer won't have an oven, I ordered one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:25 AM   #9
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Not a big fan of the microwave.

Since my new trailer won't have an oven, I ordered one of these:

Amazon.com: Oyama 9.5 qt. Turbo Convection Oven: Convection Countertop Ovens: Kitchen & Dining
It reminds me of a 21st century Dutch Oven, Ron. It gets good reviews. Let us know how it works out.

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Old 11-11-2014, 03:15 PM   #10
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We bought a Sharp convection microwave and since the Scamp has a ways to go in it's rebirth we are learning to use it in the home kitchen.
It works well when you use both to brown and cook to the center of (for excampe a chicken breast) something.
You can bake, broil, grill, and microwave to your heart's content.
We hope it will work well to replace the stove top and oven. Time will tell!
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:37 PM   #11
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Hot Dogs & Canned Chili, Grits, Bacon, Microwave Pancakes, Microwave Mashed Potato Cups, Frozen Stouffer's (or other brand) Lasagna - Mac & Cheese etc. and the list goes on. Granted - not exactly health food. I take my statins and hike an extra mile.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:19 PM   #12
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We use the nuke for reheating, that's about it. This fall however we picked up a couple Marie Callender frozen entrees for quick meals when we get back late. They were surprisingly good.
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Hot Dogs & Canned Chili, Grits, Bacon, Microwave Pancakes, Microwave Mashed Potato Cups, Frozen Stouffer's (or other brand) Lasagna - Mac & Cheese etc. and the list goes on. Granted - not exactly health food. I take my statins and hike an extra mile.
LOL... We eat good healthy stuff for the most part when camping, at least as good, or better, than we do at home.

BUT, getting out camping is the main thing, eating is secondary at best.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:13 PM   #14
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Do you ever microwave frozen green peas? If you heat them just long enough to get them warm (not cooked through), they taste like they're fresh out of the garden.
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I know folks either like microwaves or don't. I fall into the LOVE-my-microwave camp. It can do far more than boil water or make popcorn. Great for quick meals when hooked up.

Here's a link for making items in a coffee mug using a microwave. The dry ingredients you can premeasure out at home and put in a ziplock baggy. Easy peasy to do the wet ingredients in camp.

Recipes You Can Make in Mug | POPSUGAR Fitness
I tried the second recipe, the one with oatmeal and blueberries (we just happened to have some fresh blueberries from the store). It was tasty. I think this could become a regular breakfast dish for me.
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being a single guy I cook in my MW almost exclusively. I did buy a induction cook top---I do like the speed at which it works for me. But when I don't have power I do use the stove top with a different pan.
camping to me is NOT slaving over a hot stove-for my meals.
have a wonderful day to all.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:04 AM   #17
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I recently tried the Le Kue steamer in the MW and love the results! Fresh tasting food and super fast and the recipes included are great.

Lekue 1-2 Person Steam Case, Red

Hoping for their bread bowl for bread baking from Santa this week.
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