Msg#: 3298330 posted 2:36 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)
I took care of my 20 month old nephew today and cooked some food for us. However since the food was too hot he had to wait until it had cooled down a little and since the little boy was hungry he cried the whole time while he had to wait. So I was wondering if there was such a thing as an instant cooling device. The microwave equivalent of a refrigerator. You put the plate into the "macrowave" and it is cooled instantly. I searched on the internet but could not find such a thing. (I wonder if it would be even scientifically possible.)
Msg#: 3298330 posted 7:41 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)
Two words.. Liquid Nitrogen
That's probably a little extreme. What's coming to mind is the flash-freezing process used by food manufacturers. I've never looked into the process, so I don't know if it's anything more than an extreme cold storage.
Another initial thought was to use a CO2 fire extinguisher. You're still faced with the problem of cold on the outside, hot on the inside. But it could be entertaining enough to prevent the crying.
Msg#: 3298330 posted 12:12 am on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)
Option 1 (much preferred due to simplicity) have an age appropriate, room temp appetizer on hand. Use this to tide over the tyke's gums and brain until it is time for the real meal, just like biggie folks do when they go out.
Option 2 drag out a cake pan(ish) size dish fill with iced water set too hot dish in water stir food so hottest part keeps moving to outside Use option 1 while you continue to stir and test, stir and test, and wonder why you're bothering to stir and test, stir and test, stir and test ..