If you're a busy mom like me, a microwave oven can be a great friend to have. Many people still do not realize the abilities of a microwave oven. I frequently cook full meals from scratch in my microwave. Besides saving us money over expensive restaurant food, our waistlines have benefited from the reduced fat. I'm grateful to Tupperware for training me to teach microwave cooking classes, and I do use their products. HOWEVER, whether you use their products or not, you too can save time and money with your microwave oven. (Microwave ovens use less energy than conventional ovens, too.)
Here are some microwaving basics:
Ready to try cooking? Here's an easy recipe that my family likes:
Into a casserole dish combine:
1 lb. browned ground beef
1 med. chopped onion,
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
6 - 6 in. tortillas cut into wedges
4 oz. shredded cheese
Cook 6 to 8 minutes on high. Let stand 5 min.
The best way to save time with this recipe is to use ground beef that has already been browned. When I do my monthly shopping I buy ground beef in large packages (so I get the best price per pound) When I get home, I divide the ground beef. Some of it gets made into hamburger patties and stored in the freezer ( a quick meal) but most of it gets browned right away. Then I divide it into 1 to 2 pound portions depending on the recipes I will use that month and freeze it. The day before I will use it, I take move it from the freezer to the fridge, then just pop it into the pan. And when I forget to thaw it, I put it into a pan of hot tomato sauce and have make spaghetti that night!
I am the mother of four. I homeschool three of my children plus two other preschoolers. I am a former speech and drama teacher. I picked up my information on microwave cooking from Tupperware in their training classes while I was working as one of their consultants.
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