A Month With a Microwave

Cooking without metal


Like most things I set my mind to, the decision to put off buying a stove is putting a huge cramp in my lifestyle. But on the flip side, as it usually happens when my lifestyle is cramped, I have adapted with only minor discomfort, and a good story. In fact, it’s amazingly easy to live with only a microwave and fridge, as long as you are willing to eat out a lot.

Ed’s Note: And he is willing.

For example: 2 large pizzas from the place down the street cost me $24 including tip. These pies will last me at least 4 dinners, and I do have a fridge and microwave in order to make them palatable.

If I want to eat better, I splurge on sushi, or a dinner or soup/sandwich combo from The Main Dish.

All of these places are either attached to, across the street from, or within a 5 minute walk from, my condo. It’s awesome.

Ed’s Note: But not fiscally responsible.

I understand that some people live by microwave and fridge alone, and I intend to investigate this phenomenon the next time I visit my grocer’s freezer aisle. I am very interested in a specific brand known as Hungry Man, that focuses on the weight of their dinners, rather than the taste.

Ed’s Note: A better marketing strategy than “Now with Less Bland!”

I have several pounds of Alberta beef in my freezer, waiting for my barbecue to be delivered, but after I put it together and connected it to the gas, the burners acted… well, funny.

Ed’s Note: And not funny “ha-ha,” either.

I’m going to take a video and put it on here soon so you can see what I’m talking about. And so I can blackmail the repair company until they hurry up and fix it.

Meanwhile, I use my microwave so much that I’ve actually appreciated its feature to turn off the beeping noise. BEEP… BEEP… BEEEEEEEEEEP.

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