Have anybody used this?
I recently read about the Microhearth Grill on a Roadtrek discussion board. It’s a product that sounds just the thing for a solo traveler who's both lazy and hungry.
I haven’t bought a kitchen gadget since some long-ago Mother’s Day. John and I find the basic cooking implements are all we need. Judging by the number of our kitchen tools, it would appear as though we seldom cook.
Like most gadgets, this one sounded too good to be true. Throw a steak in the pan, zap it, and in 4 - 5 minutes, it comes out juicy and sizzling. Yeah, right.
But I was intrigued. And the more product reviews I read, the more convinced I became that this “microwave grill” might be worth the $42 outlay. So I ordered one last week and it arrived today and we tested it tonight. For dinner, John made trout amandine with garden fresh English peas on the side. Rounded out by some warm garlic bread and a chilly Chardonnay.
To test the Mircrohearth, he sliced potatoes into wedges, tossed with oil, seasoned with salt and pepper. Cooked x 4 minutes on one side, turned the potatoes, and cooked for another 3 minutes. After removing the cover and admiring the grill marks, he topped them with shredded Monterey Jack and bacon bits. Mmmmm. Mmmmm!
So the first experiment was a success! This might be just the thing for a quick, tasty meal-on-wheels. Tomorrow night, we’ll attempt center-cut chops.
After consulting with our good friend Liz, who lives in
, I’ve decided not to
venture that far north in mid-October.
She assures me that a 4WD vehicle is in order and there will be a constant
vigilance for snow on the high mountain passes. I have a feeling that someone is eventually going to
recommend snow chains. Time to reconsider. I’m not into hazardous driving. Laramie,
So, at Liz’s suggestion, I decided to go in May. Bonus: Liz wants to accompany me to Devil’s Tower! Yay! I know we’ll have a blast.
I’ll stick with my original plan for a family visit mixed in with some state parks stays. This is probably a much better plan for the moment as I’m still getting to know the Good Deal Bus.
I’m also thinking about a Roadtrek tech rally in
the first week of November. This would
allow a visit to the Cape Canaveral National Seashore. It will be a nice time of year to be
there. Few people. Lotsa birds.