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Inefficient Cocoa Times

So, I was heating up a cup of cocoa in the microwave oven, and it didn't spin around quite right for me to reach the handle of my cup when it finished. 

QUESTION: How lazy is it that I 
  • A) opened the door
  • B) shut it
  • C) added a few more seconds so that it will spin around to the right position?

Actually I did it "wrong" the first time. My microwave oven is so ObCoDi that it alternates the rotation direction of the food/drink each time and I had forgot about that, so I actually had to repeat the act of laziness twice in order for my cuppa-now-even-hotter-cocoa to reach the front side. This time, of course, I put in excess time so that I opened the door with extra time remaining.

My cocoa is reaLLy good. I use 1½ packets of cocoa mix, add a dash of coffee creamer and put in a lil' bit of milk. Mmm Mmm Moo-d. Oh, sorry, that was s'pposed to be 'Good' - That was reaLLy COW-ardly of me, hahahahaha

My Favorite Lawyer Responds: I'm not sure I would call that lazy. Seems like it took more effort to do it your way than to just turn the mug.

I respond: I was quite inefficient with my keystrokes by first selecting a Timed Heating with one keystroke then entering a number for the number of desired seconds of time then pressing Start, plus doing this sequence twice just to reposition the cup so that I wouldn't have to reach deep into the oven to get my object, when there is a much faster function of simply hitting 1,2,3,.... to have the oven run for that many integer minutes with one keystroke which is then interrupted by me opening the door. But of course I was looking forward to writing aLL of this in Blogger before I ever performed the second heating ....


Rob Z Tobor said...

We make cocoa with just cocoa powder and milk, although I add sugar to mine. So you do need to stop halfway through the process to stir the drink or the cocoa forms a crust on the top and will tend to explode out of the mug. Due to the milk getting hot and no way for the steam to go. So it involves a halfway process stop with stirring and checking as well as getting the drink out at the end.

Timing is an important issue with cocoa and one I have mastered with our present microwave, but then we have owned it for about twenty years. It also likes to alternate its rotation.

esbboston said...

Rob: I should have known that you were better at hot cocoa than me. I rarely drink it, trying to stick to coffee with Stevia most of the time.

fmcgmccllc said...

I heard cocoa made with skim milk is the skinny girl favorite. I never tried it.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: I aM sO prouD oF yoU foR keepinG iT reaL. It is eXactly 5 o'clock so I am going to drink non-cocoa (wink).

Lily Jo said...

Your act of laziness left me exhausted. That was far too much like hard work.

My mum makes cocoa with with grated cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon and milk. It was always a special treat when my siblings and I were kids. Simply the best tasting cocoa ever and still a favourite treat.

esbboston said...

Lily Jo: I was glad to have made you be tired. HopefuLLy it caused a nap with a good dream.

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