I’ve heard about it for awhile now, but I needed to do some research before I was convinced that I was going to try it. What am I talking about? Well, apparently there are all these recipes that can be made/cooked in a mug in the microwave. I think it all started with some cakes that could be made in the microwave and were usually cooked in a mug. That’s all great and dandy, but I’m not a big advocate of microwave cooking, simply because I don’t usually like how things taste. Don’t get me wrong, I use my microwave to reheat things, and to melt things like butter but for cooking and baking purposes, its just never really been something I’ve done. So when I started seeing mug in a microwave recipes that stretched beyond CAKE, I started to get curious and more involved in how its all done, and guess what? I like the concept. My biggest reason for liking the concept, is that it is something my children can do. They can create their own meals in a mug or breakfast in a mug or whatever it is they feel like making.
To make it easier for them, I wrote the recipes we tried and actually liked, down on index cards with the exact measurements for ONE mug of whatever they wanted to make. We punched a hole and put a big ring through it and keep it on top of the microwave. After school, in the morning or whenever they feel like making something – all they have to do is grab the recipe ring and figure out what ingredients they need, whether we have them and then make them. Have you tried any recipes that can be made in a mug in the microwave?
My kids love this method of cooking, and I can’t lie – I’m a writer – I’m at home alone – I love the ease of being able to drop a few ingredients in one of my millions of coffee mugs and have an omelet or French toast when the minutes are up. Tomorrow I will be posting a few Mug in the Microwave Recipes. If you have any to share, please do. I’m on the look out for more – especially that are kid friendly and FRUGAL.