Knowledge Nugget–September 11

Percy LeBaron Spencer, an American Engineer, invented the microwave in 1945. His inspiration came when he was standing in front of an operating magnetron (you can look up what that is), and his chocolate bar melted in his pocket. In honor of this invention look down for a microwavable S’Mores recipe.

Percy LeBaron Spencer changed the way we cook by accidentally standing in front of an operating magnetron. The first microwave named, the ‘Radarange’, was first sold in 1947. It was almost 5 ft 11 in tall, weighed 750 pounds and cost about $5000 each. That is like the size of a refrigerator. In 1967 the first popular home model, the countertop Radarange, was introduced at a price of $495.

Microwave S’Mores

2 graham cracker squares (per person)
½ plain chocolate bars (per person)
1 large marshmallow (per person)

1. On paper towel place 1 cracker square.
2. Top with chocolate and marshmallow.
3. Microwave on high for 15 seconds or until marshmallow puffs.
4. Remove from oven and cover with other cracker.
5. Eat like a sandwich.

Fun fact: Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows.

We would love to hear how your S’More turned out by leaving a comment.

Recipe provided by
Information on Percy Spencer from Wikipedia

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