You know how hard it is to heat a bowl of soup and then get a grip on it with pot holders to extract it from the microwave?
Well, my sister-in-law Mary has the perfect solution. She found these at a craft fair and showed it to me.
It consists of fabric with two layers of batting in the center and tapered on four sides to snug up to the bowl. It allows you to grab the edges of the fabric and lift it up and out of the microwave. You can then hold your bowl while eating without burning your hands.
I borrowed hers for a couple of days and drafted a pattern to make some for myself. It only took me two tries to get the size I want for my home.
It was put to use the other night when I had a bowl of my red curry soup and it worked so slick I went on a frenzied search for remnants of fabric large enough to make more.
Okay, I've really got to stop making these!
Ta Da! If anyone would like the pattern, let me know.
Long Live the Queen of Hot Stuff