Today is National Microwave Oven Day, a day honoring microwave meals and quick dinners, especially when we are smack dab in between the two largest cooking holidays of the year!
I had the change to chat with my friends at WKYT this morning to chat about why we celebrate the holidays. So How did National Oven Day come about?
- Quite by accident, self-taught American engineer Percy Spencer discovered a way to heat food safely with microwaves. While working with an active radar in 1945, he noticed a candy bar in his pocket was melting. The rest is history!
- The first microwave was over 6 feet tall and weighed over 700 pounds.
- My go-to is a Raybern’s sandwich – you go from freezer to microwave to table in 90 seconds! Plus, my kids love them!
If you’re looking for a delicious Christmas inspired microwavable dessert… the following is oh, so delicious!
Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake (pair with your Raybern’s sandwich)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 minutes
Total: 6 minutes
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Crushed up peppermint, chocolate chips, sprinkle powdered sugar on the top!
- Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.
- Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute.
- Add toppings and enjoy!