Have you ever wondered what would happen if you turned your microwave on with nothing in it? I can answer that question!
Last night we got home after a VERY long day of sorting through things at Jim's mom's house and moving furniture to new homes. By the time we unloaded our stash, fed the animals, and showered the dirt and grime away, we were bone weary. Oh dear. Eight o'clock and we haven't eaten yet. I find steak and potatoes is the easiest meal there is to fix. So, Jim got the gas grill going and I scrubbed two potatoes and wrapped them for the microwave. (I prefer baking them for real but last night was one of those "do it the quick and easy way" nights). Anyway, while Jim was tending to the steaks, I did the potatoes.
After turning the microwave on for five minutes, I ploppped down in my favorite chair and closed my eyes. All of a sudden I hear sizzling, pop and when my eyes flew open I saw FIRE! Oh shit! I forgot to put the potatoes in the microwave! They were on the counter below it... Oh dear...
It turned out the fire was just a flash of some particle of food that was apparently left on the tray (at least that is all I can figure out). I cautiously opened the door, fearing the worst, and well it looked ok.... So I popped the taters in, turned it on and away we go! Taters got done the same time as the steaks. Wala insta meal!