When Microwaves Attack
One of the things my mother forced all us kids to do is learn to cook. Along with sewing, ironing and doing laundry.
I have no idea what she was thinking. Something about making our way in the world blah, blah, blah.
So the other night I open the fridge and there are a couple of small left over pork chops calling my name.
One of the really great things about America is that we can eat breakfast any time. Even McDonald’s wised up to this fact.
So eggs and pork chops sounded like the ideal evening entre.
I crank up the skillet with little oil, two eggs and the breakfast is off to a promising start. I place the two pork chops on opposite sides of the plate, cover them with a paper towel so they won’t splatter and slide them in the microwave.
I like my eggs over medium so when they are looking good I flip them over and turn off the burner.
I hit the number one on the microwave that will have the pork chops nice and hot just as the eggs are ready in 60 seconds.
I set the table and as I’m tending to that chore I hear this sort of phummmph sound. Then the microwave gives those few little dings to let you know the time is up.
I’m fearful of opening the door much like Ebenezer Scrooge brushing the snow off his tombstone. I don’t want to see the result of that strange sound.
Sure enough the interior of the microwave is coated with bits of pork chop. It blew the paper towel off the plate. One of them had exploded.
I wonder if NASA is aware of this kind of 60-second power?
Some Final Thoughts
I decided not to let a good breakfast go to waste so I made due with the survivor of the microwave carnage.
In hindsight I should have heated the eggs and pork chops in the same skillet. Lesson learned for future egg and pork products preparation. Good thing I didn’t act on my first thought — bar-b-q sauce. Hummm. Not good.
Bridget the dog did pretty well with the cleanup of the microwave interior. I think she had a premonition of what was going to happen.
Any microwave attacks in your house lately? Comments below.