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05 November 2008 @ 07:05 pm
Bachelor Chow!  
Er, i mean, Albertson's now sells potatoes that are individually wrapped in some kind of plastic that you can just throw in the microwave and nuke for 7 minutes and you end up with a baked potato! I bought four of them :) I really like baked potatoes, but they're such a pain to make. shelleycat tried to convince me that making baked potatoes are easy. But then we had some for dinner. She was like, "Okay, we put them in the microwave for a minute or two to speed things up, and then we put them in the oven, and they'll be done in 40 minutes." =P I'm sorry, i don't care how easy the mechanics are, waiting for 40 minutes for my food to be ready is not easy :)

They also still had some leftover halloween candy, now for 50% off. I got enough to last me for about a month, given my diet :) All in all i spent $50 i think, and actually a lot of it was rather healthy. I wonder if i'm more likely to stock up on make it yourself food when it's dark out, or if it's just cause i went to the store before dinner while i was hungry.
 
 
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nonseqmenagerie on November 6th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
As someone who eats potatoes raw when no one's looking -
You don't have to use the prewrapped potatoes, you can do microwave baked potatoes on your own :)

Take potato, scrub it, stab it with a fork, put on plate. Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. The size of the potato and the wattage of your microwave might shift the time a bit.

Before I cut the potato in half to add any butter or anything, I tend to roll them on the counter or a cutting board to loosen the insides a bit and make it easier to fluff.

You can wrap them in saran wrap if you want, the skin doesn't get as crispy then. Or you can put them in a paper bag, some people find that helps some with the steaming.
Coraacoraa on November 6th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Re: As someone who eats potatoes raw when no one's looking -
Ditto this. I make potatoes in the oven now to crisp the skin up, but in college I ate probably three baked potatoes a week (they were cheap) and I did them entirely in the microwave.
nonseqmenagerie on November 6th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: As someone who eats potatoes raw when no one's looking -
Shared kitchen means I microwave when possible - I love having time to do them in the oven, but hey, I take what I can get :)
Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on November 7th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Re: As someone who eats potatoes raw when no one's looking -
Does this work with sweet potatoes?
nonseqmenagerie on November 7th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Re: As someone who eats potatoes raw when no one's looking -
It does :) There may be a bit more fidgeting with time involved, for some reason, sweet potatoes took me a little longer to get cooperating with my microwave, but it does work.
Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on November 8th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Re: As someone who eats potatoes raw when no one's looking -
ooh! :D

Sweet potatoes are delicious.
nonseqmenagerie on November 8th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
Re: As someone who eats potatoes raw when no one's looking -
Yes, yes they are :)

It's kind of amusing - I had an aversion to sweet potatoes when I was growing up, I don't know why. But then a colleague of mine invited a group over to dinner and she did tempura, and one of the options was sweet potato tempura... and I ate almost half the available servings.

Let's just say I no longer have a sweet potato aversion :)
Ambermaggiedacatt on November 6th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
No, you put them in the microwave for 8 minutes and then put them in the oven for like 10 minutes. :)