Seven Rain wrote:So today I learned that you can Microwave Bacon.
Which sounds horrible but I had to try it... And it's... Not actually that bad.
I mean it's nowhere near as good as Bacon cooked the right way but I've had way worse stuff cooked in the Microwave.
I've done this before. Glad to know I'm not the only one!
By the way, if you're away from home a lot, like I usually am, and find yourself on the open road, you can cook food while you drive with your car engine. Just wrap the item in a metal container (i.e. can or tin foil), set it on the exhaust manifold and drive! I've cooked burgers, hot dogs, hashbrowns, omelettes, chili, French Fries, the list goes on and on. (Diesel motors work best for this; they run hotter than gasoline engines, and heat up quicker. Plus, generally, diesels are bigger motors, so you have more room to cook. Gasoline engines are limited to simple things, with a good V-8 diesel, you can cook entire three-course meals
, like BBQ Ribs with scalloped potatoes and green beans with pie and cake on the side, or French Dip sandwiches, etc. etc.) I have an entire cookbook devoted to stuff you can cook on your car engine! (I kid you not, they have a recipe on how to make Thanksgiving Dinner with your motor. No joke!)
By the way, that same cookbook taught me how to make Barbeque sauce out of soda. It actually tastes pretty good!
-1 can dark soda (Pepsi, Coke, Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, etc. No Sprite or anything like that)
-1/8 tsp. Salt
-1 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar (the recipe says just sugar, but I find powdered sugar works better, as it keeps the sauce thicker)
-2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
-1/4 Tbsp. Vinegar
-1/4 Tbsp. Molasses (optional)
*The recipe calls for packets of these, but when I make this, I usually do it in huge batches, so instead of opening packet after packet I just use the bottle.
Empty soda can halfway. Insert four to six packets of ketchup, and two to three packets of mustard. (Or until soda mixture thickens a bit). Add in all other ingredients, and stir really, really well. Then set on manifold and drive for 45 minutes (cooking times are based on diesel V-8 going an average of 55-60 MPH. Cooking times may vary by vehicle and speed. If you're making this at home, just empty mixture into a large coffee cup or something and microwave for three minutes.) Stir afterward, and transfer contents into a serving container.