Sunday, February 13, 2011

Über Horrific Idea #1

Okay, I love household shortcuts…

Faster ways to do everyday chores, products that cut the work load in half, as well as techniques to effectively threaten bribe encourage preschoolers to pick up their toys or dress themselves in less than a fortnight.

I also love, love, LOVE lasagna…

It’s seriously one of the best pseudo original recipes in my repertoire. It can feed a crowd heartily all evening or my family for three days (which tastes better every time I pull it out of the fridge), and in general, makes me about as happy as any non-chocolate food can.

But this is just plain lasagna sacrilege...a WikiHow article on how to cook lasagna in your dishwasher. Yes, I said dishwasher. Even with detergent and dirty dishes along for the ride.

All the work in making lasagna is in the preparations and layering. For me, it takes about an hour, before cook time, which is also right under an hour for a full pan.

Soooo, don’t most high heat dishwasher cycles take longer than an hour?

Not to mention that cumulatively, it’s can be an expensive dish to put together with all the cheeses, sauce, noodles, meat, and veggies (my recipe averages $15).

And please tell me who has a dishwasher but NOT an oven?

So why, why, WHY would anyone ever risk defiling the culinary sanctity and laborious nature of lasagna by cooking it in the freaking dishwasher?!

My only answer is that this was thought up by a man; the same kind of man that cooks a deer steak and a can of beans on the manifold of a pickup truck, in the woods, wearing camouflage, while drinking beer.

Lots of beer.

Any other theories out there?


  1. Oh. Man. *faint* That is...incredibly horrifying. LOL. I don't know which is scarier, the fact that someone did it or that there's an article on HOW to do it. Heehee. Certainly made my day though. ^_^

  2. Are you gonna try it? Nah, I'm not going to try it. You try it first...

    Yep, this looks like another case of "it sounded like a good idea at the time."

  3. Nah, I'll stick with the oven, thank you very much. My guess as to WHY? Maybe to save electricity - run only energy sucking appliance. You'd probably save like, I dunno 1/4 cent?

  4. I think Tim Allen did fish or something in the dishwasher on Home Improvement (not that anyone would take what he did on that show seriously). Perhaps they got the idea from there. I'll stick to the oven.