Back in the mid-1990’s, when the babies were very small and new and we lived in suburbia, husband2 and I sent away for some mail order thing (I have absolutely no recollection of what it was) in the back of the tv guide and received the one of the best things I’ve ever owned as a bonus.
I’ve been periodically mourning it’s loss to Don over the years, “If we’d had a magic tray, we could totally cook spontaneous x“…
I have never, ever been able to use any microwave to defrost anything successfully, but this, this was truly magic! Made from some sort of metal, it defrosted anything you put on it quickly and to perfection, with none of those horrid partially cooked bits that a microwave will give you.
A couple of months ago, I was in St Vinnies and yea verily, I spotted *the* tray! For $10!! In original packaging! I knew it had to be mine, honestly, I would have paid $100 for it.
Imagine my surprise and delight when I got to the counter and discovered it was 1/2 price day. Truly, sometimes the universe does love me.
Pork for tonight’s pasta bake.
I am only sorry that I did not take a photograph of the box before I tossed it – it was a designers nightmare – plastered with awesome “as seen on tv” logos and lengthy italicised lists of its many features.
If you find one somewhere (particularly if it is $5), you should really make it your own.