Not for lack of skill or food. My pantry is well stocked and my son is a culinary arts student in his third year. Just typical teenage boys awaiting mom to make something. They know I hate dishes in the sink when I come home so they just don't make any dishes. I know, I was a teenager, last century, literally.
I ran out for Stromboli and stopped at cvs and they had this "as seen on tv" stonewave microwave cooker. I know what your thinking. Microwaved food sucks. I agree. I mainly use mine to reheat coffee or melt butter But if my lazy boys will eat something homemade but conveniently easy, (even in the evil "nuker") I'll give it a shot.
The thing that caught my eye was the fact that it poaches eggs. I love poached eggs on spinach.
There is a recipe book with it, and the foods are all whole foods. I don't need a lecture about the fact that the microwave is evil, I'm aware but our food is organic and fresh, better than them making ramen, yuck! I can't stand the smell of it.
Okay here is my review:
This banana dessert is delicious. I was able to also make it in a glass microwave dish with a glass lid with similar results.
This too was very delicious and also could be made in just a glass microwavable dish with a glass lid.
This seemed to do a little bit better than the glass microwave dish with the glass lid probably because the steam vent.
One last thing.
I cubed a sweet potato added 2 tablespoons of butter, some pecans, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon. I nuked it for 3 minutes let it rest a minute and it was a delicious dessert like side dish. Would be great with a steak.
All in all I'd say this is a useful little contraption and I plan to buy a second one to have 2 around.
You can use the recipes from 250 BEST MEALS IN A MUG cookbook. It holds the same amount and has a great outcome.