Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cooking with Explosives

I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work today because I needed to pick up some dog food for George. As I was wondering through the produce area I saw one of these nifty guys...

And my mind went OMG BAKED POTATO! GIVES ME!! Actually that was probably my stomach not my brain.

If you don't already know, it's one of those quick microwave potatoes that only takes 8 minutes to cook. This way when you decide last minute you want a baked potato with dinner, you don't have to invent time travel to have it ready with the rest of your food.

As the great Mitch Hedberg once said:
"It takes forever to cook a baked potato in a conventional oven. Sometimes, I'll just throw one in there, even if I don't want one. By the time it's done, who knows?"
If you don't know who he is you should watch this short clip of his stand up. Hilarious guy. He is missed.

Back to my own potato adventure...

By the time I got home I was starving! Good thing I had this heavenly nectar in my fridge to help tide my appetite while I prepared dinner. Seriously if you're an IPA fan, you need to try this beer. You won't regret it.

This was my first time making one of these microwave potatoes and I was a bit skeptical. So I called the most amazing person in the world, my best friend Katie, and asked her if this was safe. She assured me if it explodes its not her fault. Ummm...thanks?

I bravely threw it in the microwave, punched in 8 minutes and quickly took cover clear of the blast radius. It was soon making all sorts of crazy whistling sounds like a hot kettle of tea. I thought it really might explode. Any time I've ever put a potato in the microwave before, I always poked holes in it to prevent this at least I thought that was the reason.

Finally the microwave beeped notifying me the danger had passed so I cautiously retreated from my bomb shelter got off the couch. Amazingly the kitchen was still intact and the potato was cooked! It really worked!

Nomz nomz time.

Before you go getting all judgy about what looks like sour cream overload on the potato, I'll have you know that is actually greek yogurt. My recently discovered healthy alternative to sour cream. In yo face! Yogurt canon


  1. You failed to mention the amazing looking steak.

  2. A picture is worth a thousand words, grasshopper. And yes it was very steaky.