Things you find in a microwave

The other night I was getting ready to melt some butter to pour over my healthy air popped popcorn. When I opened the microwave door, I was greeted by the sight you see in the above picture. What do you think it is? If you are thinking, “Gee, Pam it looks like your husbands first wife’s corning ware in the 1970’s popular, Spice of Life, pattern.” You would be correct. And yes, I don’t really care for this pattern, my style is more 50’s vintage, not 70’s, but it’s perfectly good corning ware, and the stuff will not break! I swear at the end of the world there will be cockroaches and corning ware. If you are thinking…ewww…why would you still be using your husbands ex-wife’s dishes from 25 years ago, well, I’m very frugal. When we first got married, I didn’t see any sense in getting rid of perfectly good dishes, just because they belonged to HER, and now after being married for 20 years, I’d just kind of like to see how long they last. But, I’m digressing. I did not take a photograph of this dish in the microwave to discuss my frugal dish keeping quirks.

Look again. Those of you who are very astute might be thinking, “Gee, Pam that looks suspiciously like a 1/4 cup of melted butter called for the pear pie that you so boastfully displayed and discussed here.” Alas, dear people, you are correct. It is indeed the melted butter (though now it has solidified a bit after being at room temperature for several days) for the pie recipe. Do you believe it??? Do you see now why I don’t bake???

I have come to 2 conclusions:
1. I will make this pie again. With butter.
2. Apparently I only use my microwave to melt butter.

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  1. says

    Mine is used only for popcorn, butter, or if my husband wants to reheat some meat to wrap in a taco shell. He’s very culinarily challenged.

  2. says

    Mine is used primarily as a bread box and occasionally emptied to be used for popcorn or frozen veg. YES, I said frozen veg, I do use it.

  3. Kate says

    I didn’t know those dishes were from the ex. They are rather sturdy, but I could have it arranged that they are broken when I come back for my break. haha

  4. says

    I can relate to that on so many levels – ex-wife’s dishes, microwave for melting butter only, baking, old corning ware….
    How sad for us…or not… ;-))