I shake my head at myself. Why do I do this? I much prefer re-heating chili on the stove - it takes about the same amount of time as microwaving - and re-microwaving - my food, although I wind up with an extra pot to wash.
One result is less desirable than the other; so why do I do it? Probably the illusion of speed and ease. In my case, a bit of sloth - no extra pot washing.
As the case would have it, I’m fairly old school, so I usually don’t fall prey to this culinary transgression too often.
But I think there are a lot of microwave managed folks out there - falling prey to the illusion that everything can be cooked, served and consumed in one neat package with a minimum of fuss.
I see a lot of relationships falling into this category. Two grown-ups consult a virtual checklist of wants and needs and come together without doing any real initial ground work (slowly building trust and intimacy), or the constant maintenance work that is necessary for a healthy relationship.
Yes, I said constant - just like stirring the pot, unless you want to wind up with a burnt out mess at the bottom.
Relationships for me, as a new writer, involve a lot of sitting around and looking at a blank screen; turning the laptop off and doing a load of laundry; finishing a chore or errand - thinking. Sometimes the story also involves a lot of needed sifting and pruning, as was case with Kitchen Addiction! - I shudder to tell you the finished 300+ page paperback began its journey at almost double its bulk.
So - here I sit, taking a moment to let you in on my discoveries about my writing process - while I chew and mull over a portion of the story in Confection Connection.
I think you’re going to like it. Because simmering wins hands-down over microwaving, any day.