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Waiting for the Perfect Burrito

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

One minute twenty-five seconds is not quite enough time in the microwave to properly cook my bean burrito. I had a small frozen bit right in the center this morning. The bean juice was hot enough to burn my mouth, though. One minute thirty seconds is just barely too much time. I’m guaranteed a scalded mouth if I give it that long. I’m beginning to think that I have to choose between frozen or scalding. There is no happy medium. I have to choose between the two.

Of course, I could give it one minute thirty seconds and then let it sit for a minute or two to cool down, but then the cheese gets all weird. It has been melted, but it has been left untouched for enough time to firm up. No, one minute thirty seconds is too long, even if I am able to avoid the scalding by allowing it to lie dormant.

I could probably give it one minute twenty-five seconds and then let it sit for a minute or two and allow the hot bits to warm up the frozen bits, but once again, the cheese gets all weird. It has just barely melted on the edges, but it’s still quite firm in the middle where the cold bits are.

Based on all this information, I am going to try microwaving my burrito for one minute twenty-seven seconds and see if that helps at all. Maybe the cheese will completely melt. Maybe there will be no frozen bit. Maybe the bean juice will be hot, but not scalding. Until tomorrow, I’m waiting for the perfect burrito.


1 Comment »

  1. I burned my goddamn burrito in the microwave because of the extra zero (guess it was in there for at least 10 minutes). It was smoking like crazy, I had to put the microwave outside for a couple hours, and it still smells bad weeks later. It still works though, I made another burrito a couple minutes later and it was good. (Needless to say the original was like a piece of coal). I was not high and I am not retarded. My roommates are trying to get me to clean it some more.

    Comment by Eric — 11/18/2006 @ 9:40 pm

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