We can all use a helping hand during the Holidays! We all know how valuable every square inch of that oven is so, let your miccrowave do some of the work. We found Food Networks best microwave hacks and we think you should put them to the test this Holiday season. Why not make prep and last minute add ons a little easier? Cheers!
Make Bacon Crumbles for Mashed Potatoes
Turn a microwave-safe bowl over and put on top of a large plate. Drape bacon slices over the bottom of the bowl and microwave until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes (no turning necessary). Then crumble.
Toast Pecans for Garnish
Spread 1/2 cup pecans out on a microwave-safe dish and microwave until they smell toasted and are dark brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
Froth Milk for Coffee
Fill a small glass jar halfway with 2% or less milk. Screw on the lid and shake until bubbly. Microwave without lid for 30 seconds, then skim off the top layer of foam. Repeat.
Soften Garlic for Mashed Potatoes
Trim the top off of a head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, put in a microwave-safe bowl, add 1 tablespoon water and cover with a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on 50 percent power until the cloves are soft and lightly golden, 5 to 7 minutes.
Scrub 4 medium sweet potatoes, poke a few times with a fork and microwave until tender, rotating a few times, for 6 to 8 minutes.