Favourite "Ping" Meal.

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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Puff Daddy on Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:10 pm

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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:40 pm

Porridge.

Nothing else goes in the microwave other than if we are reheating leftovers.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Not necessarily my favourite overall, buy my 'dirty' pleasure when it comes to microwaveable food are Chicago Town Deep Dish pizzas

Take off the wrapping, stick it on the little silver 'plate' and nuclearise for two minutes. Just about time to eat the first one while the second one is 'cooking'

Had my first one when working [briefly] at Iceland in Loughton over 20 years ago, and they have been a semi-regular 'treat' ever since
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby sendô on Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:33 pm

I only usually use the pinger for heating up pre-cooked meals that have been made from scratch. There are a few exceptions at home:

- jacket potatoes if I haven't got time to cook it in the oven.
- Uncle bens mexican rice, that goes nice with "fake nandos", a favourite chez sendô.
- warm milk for weetabix for the kids (or me)
- the other day I bought a mixed bag of cauliflower, brocolli and carrots and "pinged" them. First time I've ever done it.

At work I'll have microwave meals for lunch or microwaveable porridge though.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Up the Junction on Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:14 pm

The only things that go in our microwave is food that requires reheating! Don't think we've ever used it to cook on - far prefer to cook on the hob, Baked beans, to name but one foodstuff, are never quite the same when frazzled, I find.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby jevs on Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:59 pm

Up the Junction wrote:, Baked beans, to name but one foodstuff, are never quite the same when frazzled, I find.


Always best cold....out of the tin.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby V-M on Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:48 pm

I was just going to say baked beans, probably 90% of our nuking gets used on them. Cant honestly taste the difference between microwave or hob.

Otherwise, maybe a slice of leftover pizza or a bag of rice. Or to slightly thaw a rock hard tub of ice cream.

Thats about it.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:44 am

Baked beans are vile things. Gone right off them completely. The thought of eating them turns my stomach.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby sendô on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 am

V-M wrote:I was just going to say baked beans, probably 90% of our nuking gets used on them. Cant honestly taste the difference between microwave or hob.

You're doing it wrong then, I like to warm mine on a medium heat for a good 15 minutes so that they go all soft and mushy and the sauce goes nice and thick.

Lightly warming them through is wrong.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby V-M on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:14 am

sendô wrote:
Lightly warming them through is wrong.


I can see what you are saying but I like my beans to be beans, not porridgesque!
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:15 am

Up the Junction wrote:far prefer to cook on the hob, Baked beans, to name but one foodstuff, are never quite the same when frazzled, I find.


Correct.
Extend this to the troglodytes that do scrambled egg in the microwave too. Wrong.

jevs wrote:Always best cold....out of the tin.


Wrong.

Always best hot from a pot over the stove, where the sauce has thickened.
Then, if you want to enjoy cold, they are better from said pot, than directly from the tin.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:15 am

S-H wrote:

Does he cook his street food in a Popty Ping?


:lol:

We do have some bloody stupid names in the Welsh language , some might say ' Inventive ' .

An oven that goes ' ping ' . Hmmmm .

Just call it ' Microwave ' .
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby V-M on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:18 am

Meh, beans or eggs, microwave or hob.

Its the wronguns who ping bacon that I cant understand.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Francoisvander or else on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:23 am

Turkey rashers which is probably wrong on every level :(
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby dodgy dave on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:49 am

Got rid of our microwave at home when I realised we only used it for baked beans and jacket potatoes.
I do sometimes get a Rustler burger and nuke that at work
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby europeanscum on Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:13 am

Waitrose chicken and chorizo paella is my go-to.

They do a good beef stroganoff also and the indian selection is great.

love me a waitrose ready meal as a treat :D
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby DoubleDave on Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:37 am

Heinz tomato soup, doubled up with a cheese sandwich.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Samba on Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:11 am

Anyone nuked cheese slices?
They turn into sort of cheese lattice crisps, with a lot of the fat gone.
Very tasty but probably still quite unhealthy.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:46 am

Porridge and baked beans account for the majority of microwave use in our house. Although both are best done on the job but when you're rushing in the morning it's easier just to ping it.
Baked beans on the hob cooked slowly with a generous knob of butter for a bit of luxury, heaven on a slice of buttered toast.
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Re: Favourite "Ping" Meal.

Postby vietnammer on Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:21 am

DoubleDave wrote:Heinz tomato soup


Like it too, but when microwaved it's like a table-top model of a pyroclastic flow. The severe, lava like heat remains under the surface for a long time. No joke, beware!
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