There’s virtually no end to the time and trouble-saving tricks the microwave can perform. Here are a few to get you started.
• It is superb for sauces, which cook faster and require little stirring. For easy clean-up, measure, mix and microwave in a glass measuring cup.
• Low-fat cooking is a cinch in a microwave since fats are not needed to prevent sticking. Use just a small amount of butter or oil for flavor.
• Soft and semi-soft cheeses such as Brie and Camembert are best when served at room temperature. Microwave half a pound at low until cheese is warm to the touch; let stand for 5 minutes. (Don’t overcook or the cheese will run off the plate!)
• Over frozen Ice cream tastes best slightly softened. For individual servings, scoop out desired amount in a microwaveable bowl or cup then microwave it for about 10 seconds medium heat. For ice cream pies or cakes, remove from the container, place on a plate and cut in desired size. Microwave at medium for 10 to 15 seconds.
• To increase the amount of juice from fresh citrus fruits, microwave then at medium for 10 seconds; then cut and squeeze.
Hope this conventional method of cooking will help you to prepare a good meal for your family.