"Microwave Cooking For One" Is A Real 1980s Book

    And it's even more depressing than it sounds.

    Last night, on "The Mindy Project," Mindy got an extremely depressing book as a birthday present: "Microwave Cooking For One."

    Turns out, this is (sadly) a real book, published by a Marie Smith (c'mon, that's a made up name!) in 1986.

    Turns out, this is an even worse gift to give a single girl than Mindy's friends thought.

    For such a simple machine, one apparently needs all the equipment one would normally cook with.

    Including many, many utensils. A pastry blender? Really?

    First most important ingredients: bacon and butter.

    From the back cover. Delectable dishes await you inside...