Mac & cheese
Do you have six minutes to spare, plus milk, butter, cheese, macaroni, and mustard? Then you have homemade mac & cheese in a mug. It's super easy to make, and might make you wonder why you ever ate the stuff out of a box, or messed with your stove.
Let's just say we've done our research. The crust will be crispier if you throw a Pocket in the oven, but this food is as much about convenience as it is flavor. Waiting an extra 27 minutes more than you have to will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Leftover Chinese takeout
Chinese takeout undoubtedly improves after sitting in a fridge overnight. And the microwave is a perfect way to heat it up -- noodles and meat or seafood that've already been cooked-through taste good enough coming out of the rectangle with the electromagnetic waves. Pro tip: make sure you don't microwave the carton.