Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Microwave Love: Vegetables

Today we're going to take a look at vegetables of all sorts. Riveting, right?

First up: Fresh vegetables.

Our first vegetable is corn, which is just kind of funny because I don't really mentally categorize corn with vegetables. (It's a type of grain, of course, despite the surface similarities with vegetables.)

And quite a fresh cob of corn he is, too.

A similar cob of corn is also pretty fresh, to the point where he actually seems to be bothering the lightning bolt carrying his serving tray:

This next bit is one of the cooking instruction boxes (which one will do well to remember were made for the microwaves of yesteryear, and thus Not Recommended for home use), and it has a mess of text in the middle that's strange to look at:


What? Huh? It sorta makes sense, but it looks darned strange where it's placed.

Because this page and the next two are all kind of dull, we're plunging right into frozen vegetables.

I don't have much to say about the following section except to remark that the lightning bolt's head looks more like finished art than perhaps any other single drawing from the entire booklet.

Well, perhaps I might comment on the fact that steaming sounds ideal if it actually does in fact remove vegetable flavor, but that would be the remark of a facetious child.

...which I sorta am even though I was born more than three decades ago (see my remark in this post on winning at adulthood), so I guess I should have gone ahead and done it.

And then we have another instance of violence against foodstuffs, and much as in the eggs section it's one of the rare cases of a foodling objecting to being stabbed-although I suppose in this case it might be the bag itself objecting to having a hole punched in it.

Hate to tell you this, bag, but after your stint in the microwave apparently enjoying yourself, somebody is going to tear a great big hole in you.

Also, that's the first time in a while that a lightning bolt's had feet (the last time was somewhere around the Popped Corn section).

And finally, vegetables without adjectives:

This is the most boring page in the booklet so far; the entirety of it is a time table with vague drawings of anthropomorphic foodstuffs accompanying it. The most notable aspect of it... that they all seem to be in a (pleased) hurry to get somewhere.

Well, okay, there's also the fact that "brussel" sprouts apparently can be purchased "frosen," but yeah, there's not much to say on this page.

Join me next time when we get into the true magic of the microwave, starting with the Reheating Guide!

-Signing off.

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