I will probably be scolded by the public health and safety people for giving you this tip – so just in case, I will say this: No matter what, do not follow this advice. This is a terrible suggestion. Do not do this. This is crazy talk.
There, now I’m covered.
I’m not going to tell you what to do. I’m just telling you what I do. Sometimes. Hardly ever, really. Pretty much never, actually. (Or just about every day, but you did not just hear me say that.)
I try to avoid using a microwave. In fact, I find that warming leftovers on the stove is faster anyway. True story. So what do I do when the meat is frozen and I need it for lunch in an hour? I simply put the frozen meat into a pot of hot water. It thaws within minutes. I cook it right away. We eat.
I feel much better about this method than I do about using a microwave. Plus it works great.
Now walk away. This conversation never happened.
(unless you’d like to share how you thaw meat in a pinch)