Amazing! This Woman Pinpoints the Perfect Microwave Time For Lean Cuisine TV Dinner
CHARLESTON, SC — Not too hot. Not too cold. Evenly cooked throughout. And no, her name’s not Goldilocks.
Ann Parsons, a nurse at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, defied all odds earlier this evening when she nailed the microwave duration for her Butternut Squash Lean Cuisine frozen dinner. So. What’s her secret?
“Trial and error, mostly,” says the humble healthcare worker who spends most meals alone on the sofa watching HGTV renovation shows. “I tried 2 minutes and 22 seconds last night and it was a little too hot. So tonight I tried 2 minutes and 21 seconds and yeah, it was pretty good.”
Wow! But that’s not all. Ann revealed that she slightly lifts the edge of the plastic seal to vent the heat, rather than poking holes in it with a fork as instructed on the box. Guess this is one of those times when breaking the rules really does pay off!
Ann says that she has no plans to discover the perfect microwave times for other frozen dinners, but encourages everyone to get out of their comfort zones and find the duration that’s right for them.
“Yeah, I think it says 2 minutes on the package because that’s the average for most microwaves. But I guess mine isn’t as powerful so it takes a little bit longer. I’m not sure about other microwaves, though.”
Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli. Sorry, we’re contractually obliged to say the full name one more time before the end of the article, but there was no other way to shoe-horn it in. Oh, yeah, we’re also supposed to mention that it’s part of Lean Cuisine’s “Spa Line”, whatever the hell that means. Lean Cuisine.