Do you guys ever freeze your cheese? I do sometimes. When I find a really really good sale on blocks of cheese, I buy eight and stick them in the freezer so we can go a few months without having to worry about buying more. (Just so you know, if you do this the cheese will change consistency and be a bit more on the crumbly side. Still good! But a tad harder to slice and much better for sprinkling over lasagna.) Anyway, I always forget to pull out a new package when the old one is getting low, and defrosting cheese in the fridge can take foreeeever. Like a day. So yeah, when you need cheese for dinner in twenty minutes, you don't have 24 hours to wait for it to un-freeze.
So. Just to get things rolling, I thought I'd stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then I could grate a bit off the end.
So I put it in the microwave.
The whole block.
And it seems that 30 seconds wasn't long enough for it to even budge on the grater so I put it in for a minute. Still no luck. So I put it in for longer.
And then I forgot about it.
Minutes later (what happened to pushing the 30 second button?), I remembered my cheese... And I still used it. But I was oh so grateful that I could hide it from my neighbors and friends and everyone who is sane. You know how sometimes you do something that's totally unconventional but it's not a bad thing, it's just weird, so you feel like a weirdo for a day, and you're just glad no one is watching? Yes, that happened. But somehow talking about it after the fact makes me feel more normal. Plus I wanted to show the picture :)