When we first moved into our new home, there was no microwave. That was fine, I was up for the challenge. I quickly learned how to reheat food on the stove and while it didn’t really take anymore time, there are some things that are just so easy to do in the microwave – my husband loves melted cheese sandwiches – two slices of bread with a couple slices of cheese in between, microwave for 20 seconds. Presto, yummy gooey sandwich. My favorite thing to do in a microwave is this:
For Christmas, my parents got us a microwave. I’m not sure who was more excited – my hubby or me (or my nine-year-old who knew and didn’t tell!). However, we didn’t have a good place to put it. Counter space is very limited! We can’t do an over the stove microwave without some remodeling – there isn’t enough space between the stove and the cabinet. Our best choice was to put it on a table near the dining room table. We had a small end table that we use for our printer and telephone. My parents thought it would be perfect…if it had another shelf. Fortunately my dad is pretty creative with wood and he made a second shelf for it. A little paint, some minor adjustments, a little touch-up painting, and voila – a microwave/printer stand.