If you hadn't yet discovered Pinterest by the time you were in college, your dorm room meals probably looked a lot like Ramen noodles, popcorn, and TV dinners — if you were fancy. Jump forward a few years and the mug cake hit it big, literally popping up in microwaves everywhere in every flavor combination imaginable. It made people think: If you can bake a cake in a microwave, you can do anything.
Up until now, it's been dry, flavorless leftovers, overcooked oatmeal, and mostly half-cold pizza slices turning up in those few minutes spent in the microwave. With a little imagination and the right ingredients, though, you can turn up any meal of the day with the push of a button. Once you get into the swing of this true art, nothing can come between you and your trusty 1500 watt.
Think eggs for breakfast, nachos for lunch, fish for dinner, and cookies for dessert. If you had learned this in college, you could have avoided those bank overdrafts on late-night pizza delivery. Eh, hindsight is 50/50.
It's time to look into the bright, promising future. Here are a few ways your microwave can be the one-stop-shop appliance of your dreams.