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More on my time with the new appliances today.  Must be on my mind-right up there with the $1,800 car repair and the constant rejections from “day job” employers and editors this week.

Now I have to admit-so far I’ve only used the “popcorn” and warming unit features on the microwave-along with the reheat.  I had some leftover veggie soup and it wasn’t enough for my husband’s lunch, so I tried it out on the soup.  My soup was perfect.  Oh wait-I lied, my husband wanted his leftover pizza from when I went one night to cover a story-so I did use the “pizza” setting.  He was duly impressed that his slices were hot and the dough wasn’t like rubber.

As for my stove-I used the super power/ fast boil to get both rice and pasta water up to 212.  I actually covered the pasta pot and found that this feature brought my water to a rolling boil within 6 minutes!  

I did make some brownies and used the convection bake setting.  Worked pretty darn well.  Tonight I’m using the regular bake for a chicken/pasta casserole. Tomorrow though-I’m trying the convection roast for a pot roast and veggie dinner.  I’d normally bring out the crockpot-but hey, I know how to use it!

It took a call to Samsung-but we now know how to turn off the icemaker.  It was pretty self-evident, but with new (read that expensive) items, I like to call for “back-up” just to be sure I’m not doing anything wrong.

Did any of you try a new recipe or bring out a tried and true small appliance this week?

Share with your fellow foodies!

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • I’m going to put together a Quinoa salad to have in the fridge for the weekend. I like having something in there for a quick meal or snack when I come in the house hungry.

      I have one of those Breville super powered blenders and it makes the most delicious smoothies. I usually start with some cut up pineapple, this morning I added fresh raspberries, a little ice and a bit of soy milk for the protein. This blender pulverizes everything really well and makes the smoothies thick and yummy. I don’t even need the soy milk, just the ice and fruit is sufficient. If I’m making a meal out of it I add some protein powder.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • Does my pizza maker count? Great fpr cooking frozen pizza or handmade pizza..... that was last nights dinner.
      I probably could make quesadeas (sp?) on it too.....hmmmmm maybe tonight!



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      Max0125 wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • Sounds like you are having fun with your new kitchen “toys“!

      As for me, in honor of fall, I brought out the slow cooker. I love my slow cooker. In fact, I am making chicken enchiladas for tonight for the first time. I will let you know how it turns out.

      Mary



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 4, 2010
    • do let us know Mary-as I’ve tried chicken twice and no one liked it.  main complaint was that the white meat was too dry.  I had to agree



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