Monday, February 8, 2010

Do Not Try This at Home

Disclaimer: This is Rachael's first actual post on this blog, and if it forshadows events to come, let's hope we're all out of the way...

So here I was, perusing the fridge after a long day of work. Matt wouldn't be home for awhile, and I was hungry. Not wanting to really spend that much time on dinner, I decided to make myself a salad-delicious and healthy. Of course, I thought, I should have some protein. Too bad I forgot to buy any meat at the store on Saturday. It sure would be nice if I had some eggs boiled.

Well, why not? I decided that since I didn't want to spend 30 minutes cooking a whole pot of eggs, I could make my tummy happy and just do one in the microwave in 5 minutes. I mean, I've boiled water in there before. I got a small glass measuring cup, put the egg in the bottom, and covered it with water. Then, I set the container in the microwave to boil.

Just about the time I was arranging the leaves in my bowl, an explosion erupted from the microwave, and it automatically shut off. Realizing my egg has just been blasted to smithereens, I opened the door, hoping that at least the glass didn't shatter. Bits of water and egg guts dripped from the microwave ceiling and oozed their way out the front and onto the stove. Gross.

Needless to say, boiling an egg in the microwave apparently does not work. Who knew??? It was, however, curious to find actual chunks of cooked egg floating on the tray. I thought about eating these, but quickly came to my senses and threw them out. 20 minutes and a whole roll of paper towels later, my microwave actually looks clean, and it still works. Darn.

I sit here now, munching on my tasty, eggless salad (though I did find some nuts in the pantry for protein). Next time I think I will opt for Ramen instead.

5 comments:

christopher.harmon1 said...

I could have told you what was going to happen... I am just a man and don't know anything about the kitchen nor should I

Mary Henrichson said...

You could have called me, I would have warned you about that. But often experience is the best teacher! Love YOU! Mom

Anonymous said...

Keep trying things like!!! You are sure to get a new microwave someday!!! Sorry it did not work this time!!!

Ben and Carley Martin said...

Haha nice, did we ever cook scrambled eggs in the microwave when we were younger? The day before you posted this Carley had me cook her eggs in the microwave. I thought it was strange but it seemed to work fine. I just don't ever remember doing that, and I definately never tried to boil an egg in the microwave. If you want a new microwave try hitting the glass door with a baseball bat, that will probably do the trick.

Rachael said...

Ha ha, Ben. I'll have to remember that. Although, I think Matt might be suspicious of that approach.