by Lois Breneman - 2012 - Heart to Heart
With all the concern about microwaving food in plastic containers, this tip is a workable solution. You don't need to go out and purchase lots of glass containers. I've been doing this for a long time and find that quite a few dishes already in my cupboards have been working great for heating food in the microwave. Corelle dishes are especially convenient because of their light weight. Oneida salad bowls that I bought from Red Lobster in the 90's are a favorite in cooking frozen vegetables and other food items for just the two of us, with a cereal bowl serving as the lid.
Try combining some glass dishes you already have in similar combinations:
A salad bowl + a cereal bowl as a lid
A cereal bowl + a saucer as a lid
A salad bowl + a salad plate as a lid
A serving bowl + a cereal bowl as a lid
A larger serving bowl + a salad plate as a lid
I'm sure you get the picture, but if you're interested you can find photos posted near the bottom of the home page at http://heartfilledhomerecipes.blogspot.com .
If you have Corningware casserole dishes, they work great as well. They last forever! I'm still using the ones we got as wedding gifts forty-three years ago. If you don't have any, yard sales and thrift shops are good resources to find them. Clean them up with a Magic Eraser and they will look like new. By the way, sometimes I also use a plastic microwave cover (which does not touch the food) as a lid. I found it at Walmart about twelve years ago. So as you see, there are practical ways of getting around the plastic/microwave issue.