Having unexpected guests over in our home can be stressful. Letting them stay for a meal all of a sudden is even more so. If you have close to nothing at your disposal except for a toaster or microwave, do not fear! You can still prepare a set of dishes for your guests that they will not forget.
To make this microwave or toaster quick meal preparation work, the first thing you must have is an appliance of good quality. You may add these two useful pieces of equipment to your kitchen: a microwave and a toaster. Now that you have the essential tools to cook meals for your guests, here are some amazing hacks that will help you cook quick delicious meals:
Toast Nuts and Coconuts
Add a burst of nutty flavor to your dishes. Give them a quick toast in your microwave in 30-second increments until the coconuts are golden and the nuts are fragrant.
2.Boiled Eggs Without the Boiling
Make hard-boiled eggs using the toaster by popping the eggs in without removing the shells. This will produce egg whites and egg yolks that are thoroughly cooked in minutes.
If the recipe you are following calls for dried herbs, but you only have the fresh one, here is a quick solution. Wash, blot, and de-stem the herbs before laying them over a paper towel. Pop these herbs in the microwave in 30-second increments, flipping them every after a burst for two to four minutes.
4.Crispy Toaster Bacons
We all need a little crunch in our meals. Besides, who doesn't love bacon? Lay the strips of bacon over the rack of the toaster. Place the tray underneath. Toast until it reaches the level of crispiness you prefer.
5.Peel a Head of Garlic
Peeling garlic can take up much of your precious time. Make peeling garlic a breeze by heating up one head of garlic in the microwave for 20 seconds. The cloves will separate from the skin without effort.
6.Healthy Kale Chips
Toss out the unhealthy commercially made potato chips and serve these kale chips as a healthy appetizer. Rinse and dry the kale and then tear them up into smaller pieces. Toss them in a bowl and coat with oil and seasoning. Thinly spread a small batch of kale on the tray and bake for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per batch.
7.Microwave Scrambled Eggs
This three-minute breakfast is a great fix for a surprise guest. Beat up eggs with milk and cheese in a shallow bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and some herbs if you like. Cook it in the microwave for a minute and a half. Stir the eggs halfway through. Check out Kitchen Gearoid, where they have a wide selection of microwaves and toasters making food preparation easy.
Most people have no clue how to eat persimmons. Learn how to enjoy this fruit by roasting them. Start by slicing them thinly and then arranging the slices over the tray. Dust the slices with spices of your choice and bake in the toaster for 10 minutes.
Give your meal a touch of flair when you serve your salads in a parmesan bowl. First, spread grated parmesan cheese over a sheet of parchment paper and cook until golden brown. Next, working as fast you can, take the cheese with the parchment out of the microwave and flip it over an upturned bowl. Press a second bowl over the parchment and let it cool.
10.Toasted Apple Dessert
Top your impromptu party off with this easy dessert dish. All you have to do is to slice and core apples, place them on the tray then drizzle over molasses. Add walnuts and flaxseeds in and toast until the apples are tender.
11.Easy Corn on the Cob
This fast snack solution may seem like it is going to take more time than by husking the corn by hand. But if you have 10 guests and 10 corn cobs, microwaving the corn is the faster option. Cut off the root end of the cob with a sharp knife. Place the entire cob in the microwave for 2 to 4 minutes. After this, shake the corn cob to gently separate the silk and the husk.
12.Lazy Toaster Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese does not always have to be grilled. Toss the sandwich into the toaster and cook until the bread is golden brown. Flip the sandwich halfway through to cook both sides evenly and melt the cheese all the way.
Serve a fancy poached egg breakfast. Fill a microwave-safe mug or bowl with water. Gently crack an egg into it the water and prick the egg yolk. Cover with a microwave-safe saucer and microwave on high for one minute. If the egg whites are still runny, keep on microwaving in ten-second increments until set. Knowing how to boil, water is a must.
14. Sweet Potato Toast
Take the sandwich one level up and use sweet potatoes instead of bread. Thinly slice a sweet potato and toast until crispy. Then, top with all your favorite toppings.
Ran out of cheese? Make a special homemade kind with your microwave. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix 1 cup milk and 1 cup lemon juice, Season with salt. Microwave for 2 minutes and stir to separate the curds from the whey. Strain and drain in a cheesecloth.
Do not let panic get the best of you when you can have a great time with your guests. Keep a cool head and a warm microwave or toaster, and there is nothing you cannot do.